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Mysterious plant

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 07:44
Thank you for the advice, after talking to a neighbour who planted some a few years ago and has since had this plant pop up all over her garden I decided it was time for it to go!! The idea of popping some of the flowers in pims sounded great but as you say how often do you drink it! I'm glad I made the decision to get rid of it!

Mysterious plant

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 16:47
Thanks everyone sound advice especially love the idea of saving a bit to go in a Pims in the nice weather that's finally arrived

Mysterious plant

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 12:05
Sorry for the lack of a photo but being new to this forum and using my iPhone I was unable to load a photo to the post, however I was using thin rubber gardening gloves and learned very quickly that these were unsuitable and now having looked up both plants suggested by yourselves on google it looks very much like borage, not sure what use if any it is to the beginner veg plot gardener and as its described as very prolific in the write ups on google I think I'll get rid of it now before it takes over the whole of my garden.
Thank you very much for all your help.

Mysterious plant

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 10:35
Hi We've recently moved into a new house and I'd be very grateful if someone could help me identify this plant which has appeared in our garden and has taken over our veg plot. It has also appeared in the flower boarders in several places. It looks like it has been planted in the veg plot by the previous owner of the property and started out growing similar to potatoes, it has become very prolific and has masses of 5 pointed blue flowers, all the stems of the plant are covered in very sharp fine stinging hairs which penetrate my gardening gloves.
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Mysterious plant

Prolific foliage and blue 5 point flowers, with very sharp fine hairs like a nettle on the stems.  
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