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Beautiful Borage in full bloom.

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By Kate123


Beautiful Borage in full bloom. (Borago officinalis (Borage))

Last time I passed here it was just starting to flower. One of my chaps who lives near this field said he drove past recently and there was a lady in the middle posing to have her pic taken. He said he half expected it to be me!!!!



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Was it you??

7 Jul, 2023

 

Haha😁!!! I was tempted, but I was in uniform, not a summer floaty frock, Ange!!!

8 Jul, 2023

 

Never seen a field of Borage before, Kate. I thought it was lavender from the small photo.

8 Jul, 2023

 

It is gorgeous, such a beautiful colour..

8 Jul, 2023

 

Why is Borage grown en mass?

8 Jul, 2023

 

Siris, I wondered that too and thought perhaps it was Flax or Linseed. Farmers around the South Downs sometimes grow that.

9 Jul, 2023

 

There are many Borage fields here in Yorkshire and over in Lincolnshire.
Its grown for its oil to add to food(supplements), cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

9 Jul, 2023

 

Kate, I really had no idea Borage had so many uses! What a versatile plant it is ... :o)

9 Jul, 2023

 

I wasn’t aware either, Shirley, until one of my patients told me! ☺️

9 Jul, 2023

 

Thank you, I looked it up as I didnt think of oil extraction.

9 Jul, 2023



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