5 October 2012

Borage...


Blue and beautiful...


Blue borage flowers are a stunning colour, 
and the bees just adore them.
In fact blue borage honey is one of my favourites.
The borage self-seeds freely in the garden. 
For a special touch to summer drinks, 
the little blue flowers look fabulous if you freeze them in icecubes.
The young leaves have a cucumber taste.
If grown near tomatoes, the borage is meant to improve flavour,
 as well as being a bee magnet which is great for pollination.