32 minutes ago
Splitting our comfrey plants and putting them to work in our little guerilla gardening project.
This is Bocking 14 comfrey, which is really the only safe variety of this incredibly useful plant to garden with, as it only propagates by root cuttings. It's phenomenally deep rooted and quick growing, putting up huge leaves filled with nutrients pulled up by those deep roots, which can then be cut several times per season for mulch, compost accelerator or liquid plant feed.
The guerilla gardening is happening in a small piece of waste ground (belonging to our farm neighbour), right next to our central veg garden. It started with just cutting back the brambles, bracken and nettles, which were forever invading our garden, and progressed to planting it up with nice and useful cuttings, to keep the jungle at bay.
We have a few old pieces of roofing tin that we move to new spots in there each year, leave them to kill off everything underneath, and then plant up the cleared space with herbs, fruit bushes, willow cuttings, etc. It's turning out rather nice, but remains a place for the wildlife.