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Dilly3Dilly3 Posts: 91

I noticed this quite tallish unknown plant growing in my garden and I nearly pulled it up but decided to keep an eye on it instead to  see what would develop. In a way l'm glad i did as it's a borage and it's quite pretty.

But should I leave it to seed around the garden or will I regret  it in the future as I have read it might overtake the borders. 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685

    It is an annual, so dies off each year. If it drops seeds, you get seedlings, as I have in the veg patch. Just hoe out any you do not want.

  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,107

    It's beautiful, but I had it in my previous garden and it got everywhere and took over. I'm sure with better management it could be okay, but I'm wary.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,107

    PS you are sure it's borage? Sometimes people think green alkanet is borage.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Dilly3Dilly3 Posts: 91

    No it's defiantly not green alkanet , I did at first think it may have been that growing but as I know what that looks like when in flower but this turned into a much  prettier plant . I might let any seedlings that grow next year stay but I will keep on top of it if it gets too much. 

    thanks for the replies. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    borage seeds a lot but easily removed. I wouldn't call it a problem plant

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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