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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb


I have set a few pieces of comfrey root and so far 5 are growing well, with more to come hopefully.
I have an ideal spot to put them, about 3m x 0.45m ( 10ft x 1ft6ins in old money).
My question is - how far apart should I plant them for best results ? Thanks.



Is it Bocking 14 Hank? Bocking 14 does not have viable seeds about a couple of feet between roots will allow it to propagate through runners. If it is a seeding one then I don't think it matters too much. Whatever you do you should be over-run with it in a couple of years. :o))

10 Aug, 2012


Not Bocking. Just roots I obtained from near a road. And I want to be over-run.

10 Aug, 2012


Marvellous plant ! The White Flower is Comfrey Officionalis, the Purple Flower Comfrey Vulgaris.

I have filled 3 compost bins with it this summer.

10 Aug, 2012


Diane - I've written a message to you re your assistance

11 Aug, 2012


I am still trying to work out how to spell Ryton-on-Dunsmoor - had to get the road map out . Must be the effects of the weather.
(The Henry Doubleday Research Station.)

12 Aug, 2012


I've never heard of Ryton-on-Dunsmore, I wonder why you need to ? But if it's in Warwickshire this is correct

12 Aug, 2012


Yes, am having difficulty getting P.M. on screen. Henry Doubleday was the original believer in Comfrey as a plant food. He pioneered 18 different varieties and studied them all.
Go into Google and type in The Henry Doubleday Research Station, Ryton-on-Dunsmoor and you should get the information you are looking for.
I have been there on a gardeners' coach trip. The most enormous Currant Bushes I have ever seen.

12 Aug, 2012


Thanks Diane, I'll do that.

13 Aug, 2012

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