What a gorgeous colour, I'm sure you're glad they grown Diana.
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
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
Apparently if you plant borage next to bee hives the honey will be runny. So now all you need is a bee hive!
Isn't it lovely when something so pretty pops up. Lisa x
I tasted borage flowers for the first time on our visit to Daylesford. Now you can make posh salads! K x
Borage always makes me think of Pimms. A thoroughly good thing, in my book.
Borage is so pretty, the flowers are definitely worth a closer inspection and do look beautiful floating in a glass of Pimms. Enjoy.
What a nice surprise! Interesting to read alice c's comment.Thanks for your email Diana, I look forward to receiving my giveaway.Jeannex
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
Borage? What can you do with it? Can you eat it?
Its growing at my allotment and I didn't plant it either but its very pretty so I weed around it!
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.
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
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!!
This photograph makes me think of Dutch still life painting. Love the quality of the light.
They're so lovely - I grew some a few years back. Is it borage that was traditionally added to Pimms?
They're your 'free gift' from Mother Nature! xx
I thought I had borage in my garden but I'm told it is alkanet. Has anyone else made the same mistake?
You can eat the flowers as they taste very like cucumber. Could be an interesting additon to a salad.
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