SO9106 : Borage Field

taken 12 years ago, near to Bisley, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Borage Field
Borage Field
I am pretty confident that this is a field of Borage (Borago officinalis) opposite the entrance to (Higher) Battlescombe Farm. Along the boundary of the adjacent field were numerous Beehives (see SO9106 : Beehives at Battlescombe) the occupants of which I assume are intended to feed on these aromatic flowers (apparently bees are particularly attracted to it).
Borage is quite an unusual crop, it is a source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which is also found in Evening Primrose. It is harvested in late July or early August. Link to pdf file about Borage here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 June, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 914 060 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1575N 2:7.5591W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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