PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Borago officinalis, Blue|
|Borage is edible - the flowers, which have a flavour reminiscent of cucumber, can be added to summer drinks or as a garnish on salads and other cold dishes. The leaves can also be added, wilted, to Mediterranean recipes such as pasta sauces and to ravioli stuffing. Borage is very attractive to pollinating insects.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow under glass in spring, 10mm deep, moving young plants on into individual pots or modules and planting out after all danger of frost has passed, in a sunny position. Alternatively, sow direct in April or May, thinning to 9-12 inches apart. It is best to wear gloves when handling, as both leaves and stems are covered in a furry mass of very fine barbs, which can be irritant and even cause an allergic reaction.|