In Flower this Week: Borage
Borage, Borago officinalis, is a free-flowering and self-seeding wonder plant originating from the Mediterranean region, which has many uses, not least as a food source for bees and other beneficial insects. The delightful mauve flowers brighten up any outdoor space and garden salad; and the plant is a useful ingredient in the compost as it is full of nutrition, particularly trace elements.
Borage can be grown in any full sun to partly shaded position with reasonable drainage and the occasional water. It is especially valued in permaculture gardening systems and the veggie patch, for obvious reasons.
The following article is an interesting read on everything borage: