Borage is back

Last year, I sowed borage seeds in the front garden to fill a space – a large space. The borage, with self-seeded phacelia, then took over and smothered quite a few other plants. Thankfully, they survived and have grown more robust in the interim (see the primrose in the background).

I’m so pleased to have some borage flowers for a salad tonight. However, I wish the plants could be a little more on the diminutive side. As it is, I am afraid they will have to get chopped down when they get bigger, as I would like to appreciate some of the perennials as well.

All the same, it is great to see more flowers at a time when the bees may still be finding it hard to get all they need!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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11 Responses to Borage is back

  1. Borage has its uses but it is a bit of a thug. I keep meaning to eat some of the stalks but can’t be bothered to peel them.

  2. Carole says:

    I just think of it as useful biomass for the compost. When they take over too much and threaten other plants, I take them out and compost them. Others seed themselves where they can’t do much damage, and just flower happily. It is a very ‘generous’ plant 🙂

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