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A picture would help but it may be green alkanet
Well borage has 5 pointed blue, flowers, self seeds prolifically and is hairy/bristly but I'm not sure about the penetrating gardening gloves bit?
It does sound like borage, are your gloves quite thin?
Don't get rid of it all - it has it's uses. We might have some sunshine some time and it is traditional with Pimms http://food4two.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/perfect-pimms-with-borage-flowers/
I agree - don't lose it all! You can eat the leaves/flowers when young - they have a cucmber taste. I keep mine because the bees absolutley love it.
However, if it's Green Alkanet rather than Borage, get rid of every little tiny bit
I sowed borage in my garden in Essex once. I also fell for the 'good with Pimms' story. Well it probably is, but how many times a year do you drink Pimms? Be honest, now? I found it to be what gardeners call "an invasive plant", as in, it keeps growing even when you don't want it to. It does have quite pretty blue flowers, but the 'cucumber-flavoured' leaves are only edible if you boil them so they don't cut your tongue with the nettle-like spikes. I'd rather buy a cucumber. I agree that the bees like it, but if you're short on garden space I'd look for a plant which YOU like as well as the bees.
If the flowers are so blue they make your eyes hurt it's prob borrage!
I love borage