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david1202david1202 Posts: 5


I'd really appreciate it if someone could ID this plant for me. It sprang up in a tub this spring completely unexpected. The compost in the tub is not new and we haven't had it in our garden and our neighbour hasn't, so assume a friendly bird has 'dropped' a seed in!


It's not an unpleasant plant, and the bees seem to really like it so unless it's particularly bad or invasive we'll probably keep it!

Many thanks



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,287

    Looks like Borage. Tastes a bit like cucumber and the flowers are sometimes frozen into ice-cubes

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  • david1202david1202 Posts: 5

    Thanks Pete - much appreciated. Looks like it self seeds pretty easily but not particularly invasive. Might have my first ever go at harvesting some seeds!

    Thanks again!

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