out of control

Story goes, few years ago, my grandad gave us this plant to try in our garden.
It took him years to get this tiny little patch going the size of a postage stamp!
We plant it in our garden, and goes nuts! I am using the petrol lawn mower to keep it down! :o
Question is, what is this plant called, and how on earth do i get rid of it? Its taking over the whole back garden.
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Now this huge patch below, i dug this up a few years ago, and just come back...
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Any ideas on getting rid of it?
I was thinking
Rent a rotavator, or little digger thing, rip the whole garden up with it, cause the turf has had it anyway really.
Then get some bin liners or thick pond liner, and cover the entire back garden for say a month.
I am thinking rip it all up, then starve it of light to kill it?
Does anyone have any mini earth moving equipment i can borrow? ;D
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Comfrey (Symphytum); I was guessed that was what it was before I looked at the photos.

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I'd mow it to the ground and cover it with CLEAR plastic, not black. The clear will cook/burn/nuke it and the seeds as soon as you get some good sunny days. Leave the plastic down until you no longer see green sprouting up. The clear plastic is much more effective in killing things off than black plastic. I wouldn't toss the rakings, after I'd mowed, into the compost. You might run the risk of spreading it through your entire garden.
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