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  2. The Large Lupin Cheese Grater. | Higgledy Garden
    April 6, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    […] and those that don’t germinate will be filled with wafes and strays…certainly lots of Borage…borage attracts HUGE amounts of pollinators…I am hoping that these will help keep the […]

  3. Merry b
    February 20, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    last year my borage patch was full of solitary and honey bees, bumble bees, hover flies, ladybirds shield bugs …… gorgeous herb I put some flowers into ice cubes look wonderful in iced drinks.

  4. Take that and smoke it… « Love Plant Life Blog
    November 17, 2011 @ 12:09 am

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  5. Pam Ashton
    July 29, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Just discovered borage in my garden after planting a seed packet of wild blue flowers! A passing remark by someone made me look again, sure enough it WAS borage! I’ve tasted a leaf.. bit yukkie.. but look forward to trying various recipes. I have been on steriods and also read this is helpful when you need to lose the weight! We will see!

    • Ben
      July 29, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

      Hi Pam, One of my Italian customers uses it loads for food…he only uses the young leaves…his family love ’em! Most leaves taste ‘yukkie’ before being cooked and having dollops of butter on!
      Thank you for commenting.
      Benjamin :)

  6. Sarah Raven Flowers | Higgledy Garden
    July 21, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

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  7. The Borage Rocks Forth | Higgledy Garden
    June 21, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

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  8. Edible flowers. The dedicated plot update. | Higgledy Garden
    June 15, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

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  9. Edible Flowers, Dandelion Syrup. | Higgledy Garden
    May 5, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

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  10. Ben
    May 4, 2011 @ 4:14 am

    Jan (continued from below) I think I will transplant them…my issue is the native annual weeds are taking over the patch I had sown for Visnaga and Buplerium (I wish I knew what these seedlings look like…can’t find on web)…so I may hoe the beds up and use space for ammi seedlings….but of course this limits my varieties…can you recommend any quick and easy foliage other than Gyp or Ammi? x

    • JW Blooms
      May 11, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

      Have you tried Orache? Purple leaves with pink under-sides – edible, too. Needs searing but is beuatiful with pink flowers. Grows about six ft tall with lovely flowers and seedheads. Self-sows like mad, though, so will need pulling out (although that can also contribute to dinner…). I use a lot cosmos as foliage – lovely and fluffy and fresh looking. Will keep thinking… x

      • Ben
        May 12, 2011 @ 7:57 am

        Cosmos…yes…I’ll actually have some of that!!! Thanks. x

  11. Edible Flowers, Anchusa Azurea. | Higgledy Garden
    May 3, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    […] It’s a biannual or more accurately a short lived perennial and if I’m not mistaken it’s a member of the same family as our friend Borage. […]

  12. JW Blooms
    May 2, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    I am never sure about flowers in drinks – are you supposed to eat them? If so, how? I seem to end up fishing them out at the end with my finger, which tends to ruin the sophisticated image you’re going for… x

    • Ben
      May 2, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

      Well young lady…if the post is good enough for Alys Fowler from Gardener’s world to retweet then it should be good enough for you!!! :) Actually I know what you mean. I have however been approached by a new posh bar in Cambridge to discuss providing garnishes for their drinks…in fact this whole edible flowers thing is the new thing with posh eateries…just not sure what to charge yet…or how often to deliver etc…so far I have three really top end places who seem really keen…I NEED more land…worried about taking orders that I can’t commit to….and as for foliage…I’m really low….tut tut tut… xx

      • JW Blooms
        May 2, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

        Tell me about it – those are the thoughts that go round and round my head non-stop. Anchusa flowers are good for top chef-y-type food, by the way – beautiful bright blue. x

        • Ben
          May 3, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

          I checked them out…they are fab…thx for the tip…I wonder if they’ll have them at my local garden center. BTW do you know if you replant the ammi majus seedlings when thinning out? I’ve got loads but little of any other foliage seems to be germinating… x

          • JW Blooms
            May 3, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

            Hmm, if your garden centres are like those round here they won’t stock anchusa. SR, of course, does the seeds – or if you know anyone with any, ask for some offshoots as they spread like mad.
            Pity you’re not nearer – I could really do with some ammi seedlings. Don’t see why you can’t replant them, as long as they’re not too big. Might not be worth the effort though as in this weather you’d need to keep a close eye on them, and if you have loads already… Nothing seems to be germinating well in this dry weather. We had rain yesterday – I had to stop myself from sinking to my knees and weeping (from certain angles, the neighbours can see). J

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    May 1, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

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