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Essential for a Pimms cocktail....Borage


Essential for a Pimms cocktail....Borage

One of the most photogenic flowers, even without the sunshine or the bees that usually cover it!



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Beautiful pic. Lovely colours :o)

8 Jul, 2012

 

Oh I love it - just took a similar photo of mine yesterday - think yours is better, though!

8 Jul, 2012

 

Not grown this .. is it easy to grow ?

8 Jul, 2012

 

Very easy indeed TT...it self seeds too! There is also a lovely white version, but I prefer the blue (no surprises there!). Thanks Melchi...it is such a beautiful flower isn't it.

8 Jul, 2012

 

And the rest!!!! Once you've grown this, you'll never be without it. It prances across the garden, self-seeding merrily. It's very easy to pull up, though (a bit prickly/stingy) and I would miss it if it left. And the bees love it!

8 Jul, 2012

 

I didn't know there was a white variety, Karen.

8 Jul, 2012

 

Yes, I grew it a couple of years ago Melchi. It's lovely but I prefer the colour in the blue. The seedlings are very easy to remove as you say.

8 Jul, 2012

 

i love that :)

8 Jul, 2012

 

Yes - I think I would stick with the blue. I love blue flowers!

8 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks for info :o)

8 Jul, 2012

 

So do I Melchi! :D Thanks Pixi!

8 Jul, 2012

 

I had this on my old allotment garden and it grew absolutely enormous. By the end of the summer, it had set seed all over the place and the stems were like tree trunks, so although its lovely I was undecided whether to put one in again!

8 Jul, 2012

 

I know what you mean Rose, but could you really be without it? I mean, what about your Pimms? ;) lol

8 Jul, 2012

 

Its beautiful Karen...will put it on the list & onto my favs....:>)

8 Jul, 2012

 

Never tried it Karen.

9 Jul, 2012

 

Go on then! ;) You can get it ready-mixed in tins in the supermarket Rose if you don't want to buy a whole bottle (yes, I know all the alcohol cheats!) All you need to do is add Borage and a few strawberries and a leaf or two of mint...heavenly! :)

9 Jul, 2012

 

mmmmmmmmmm!

10 Jul, 2012

 

Is it the borage flowers you put in the drink, Karen?

11 Jul, 2012

 

Yes Rose, the flowers...very pretty and slightly cucumbery flavour. Mint too, and a couple of strawberries :D

11 Jul, 2012



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