Plant Of The Month – Borage

Borage (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb which was introduced to Britain by the Romans, and is native to the Mediterranean region. It is occasionally found on cultivated ground and around the coast in Guernsey, and grows really well in gardens, remaining there from year to year by self-seeding. The plant grows to a…

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A ‘wildlife garden’ doesn’t mean that everything in has to be ‘wild’ or ‘native’. While native wildflowers are certainly good for pollinating insects, some require low nutrient soils and are hard to establish in gardens. There is, however, a whole range of species of flower that are related to our wild flowers but are better…