Sunday, 12 July 2009

from the garden

I've never knowingly sown borage seeds in my garden.


Luckily these beautiful flowers have graced me with their presence anyway.

20 comments:

Heart in the country said...

What a gorgeous colour, I'm sure you're glad they grown Diana.

peggy said...

i love the way you sometimes write things that I have thought myself but never bothered to note down. It is true - they are a gift of nature and i don't know where they come from.
(tomorrow? afternoon sometime?)
love kate x

Pipany said...

Borage is beautiful isn't it Diana. One of our favourite soups is pea and borage - so simple and quick. Hope you have a good week xx

alice c said...

Apparently if you plant borage next to bee hives the honey will be runny. So now all you need is a bee hive!

Lisa said...

Isn't it lovely when something so pretty pops up.
Lisa x

kristina said...

I tasted borage flowers for the first time on our visit to Daylesford. Now you can make posh salads! K x

Ali said...

Borage always makes me think of Pimms. A thoroughly good thing, in my book.

Jenny said...

Borage is so pretty, the flowers are definitely worth a closer inspection and do look beautiful floating in a glass of Pimms. Enjoy.

Cottage Garden said...

What a nice surprise! Interesting to read alice c's comment.
Thanks for your email Diana, I look forward to receiving my giveaway.
Jeanne
x

sweetmyrtle said...

hi diana,
a beautiful photo... we had borage here but it has disappeared... maybe it was a stowaway and came with me to cornwall?!
i always think it looks so lovely in the evening and so vibrant!
have a lovely day
ginny x

The Curious Cat said...

Borage? What can you do with it? Can you eat it?

willow said...

Its growing at my allotment and I didn't plant it either but its very pretty so I weed around it!

Simone said...

Borage can be very invasive if you are not careful and it can grow quite tall. I am ashamed to say that I pull it up and put onto the compost along with the hardy geranium! Many years ago I used to freeze the pretty blue flower heads in an ice cube tray and serve with drinks.

Bella Bheag said...

Hello Diana! Many thanks for your comment on my blog - it's always nice to get a new visitor! We had a wonderful day at Inver Cottage, I still feel good about it today - and think I will for a while yet! Coincidentally Caireen and I had a discussion about beautiful borage when we were there! You either love it or hate it! Personally, I love it and am glad it self seeds. You can always howk up the plants you don't want. I like how it winds its way around my shrubs and I love the vibrant blue star shaped flowers it produces. I like to have enough to bring inside without spoiling outside. Best wishes.BB

Diane said...

The flowers are perfect in ice cubes for G&T. Pour me one and I'll be down in a flash - using my left arm to lift the glass with of course!!

suzanne said...

This photograph makes me think of Dutch still life painting. Love the quality of the light.

silverpebble said...

They're so lovely - I grew some a few years back. Is it borage that was traditionally added to Pimms?

JuliaB said...

They're your 'free gift' from Mother Nature! xx

Ruth said...

I thought I had borage in my garden but I'm told it is alkanet. Has anyone else made the same mistake?

Discerning Admirer said...

You can eat the flowers as they taste very like cucumber. Could be an interesting additon to a salad.