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.
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.
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.
PS you are sure it's borage? Sometimes people think green alkanet is borage.
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.
borage seeds a lot but easily removed. I wouldn't call it a problem plant
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