Borage

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Monday 18 June 2007 1.19pm
Does anyone have some or know who might sel it.

An essential ingredient for the Pimms stall at the school fete......
Monday 18 June 2007 2.10pm
Just dont plant it sarah, it's a bugger to get rid of..and you have to only use flowers, the leaves are hairy!
Monday 18 June 2007 3.13pm
Thanks. Had no idea. I think I am singularly unqualified for this stall. It should have been cider.

With luck though there will be someone whose garden is overrun by borage and who would welcome it being harvested.
Monday 18 June 2007 4.00pm
(Cider goes very well in Pimms. Use instead of/in conjunction with lemonade)

...if you press it, they will come.
Monday 18 June 2007 6.24pm
Sarah, why not ask the Chelsea Physic Garden or The Geffrye Museum?
I've tried Ivanhoe's cider/Pimms combination, I can recommend it.
Monday 18 June 2007 10.03pm
There is wild borage EVERYWHERE, as Jan the Old One says it's a real pest, and grows and grows how ever much you weed it out. Almost any garden will have some (bright blue flowers, rather pretty, and furry leaves).
Tuesday 19 June 2007 11.20am
So...gardeners.

What do you do with the flowers when you find them? I cant recall seeing a flowery Pimms.

My role is procurement not recipes. Though I think I am part of the tasting team.
Tuesday 19 June 2007 12.29pm
Damned if I know what you do with the stuff - put the leaves or the flowers in? Crush it? All I know is it is the very devil to get rid of, and most London gardens have some lurking.
Tuesday 19 June 2007 1.27pm
If you want edible flowers, you could maybe use something like nasturtiums (which are perhaps easier to find?)

...if you press it, they will come.
Tuesday 19 June 2007 3.33pm
No no, Borage is EVERYWHERE. It's a weed.
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