Comfrey at compost crescent

Comfrey seedlings planted in a semicircle
This is Compost Crescent which is situated next to the soon to be constructed compost boxes. It has been planted up with Sunflowers which will provide an attractive screen and also a special variety of Comfrey.  This plant has deep roots which seek out nutrients from the subsoil, it produces lots of foliage which can be cut and added to the compost heap.
The variety is called Bocking No14 and was recommended and made known to gardeners by Lawrence D Hills who was a pioneer of organic gardener who set up the Henry Doubleday Research Association which became the Organic Garden Centre at Ryton.

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