Hydro Farm so while I was in Blarney recently I paid a visit to catch up with plotting friends. I met Zwena, Rosie & Tom and came home with an armfull of Comfrey which grows wild there and some rhubarb !
Comfrey should really be used before setting flowers when it is at its most potent but as with everything else this year I am like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, I am late !
I removed the flowers and chopped the stems and leaves, I had invested in a small covered plastic bin for the purpose and put the leaves etc into a hessian sack.
Pic courtesy of The organic centre , I looked for a pic online to be doubly sure I was using Comfrey as I was recently surprised to see on a gardening programme that what I know as Borage was being called Comfrey? They may have the same benefits but I would prefer to know the correct name.
There is lots of info out there on Comfrey and its benefits, I found the Wikipedia article here a good source.
We are enjoying exceptional warmth and sunshine here this week and hopefully for much if not all of July, its been 7 years since we had anything resembling a heatwave over here!