Beautiful Borage

We are currently experiencing a gin renaissance. In the past few years we have seen new and exciting botanical gins on the market. New gin bars popping up everywhere and weird and wonderful botanicals being drunk. Many are now infused in the style of cocktails. New gins are now boasting 20 odd botanicals with a traditional juniper base. These floral layers are adding to the taste and enjoyment of the beverage. Plan ahead for this summer and grow Borage flowers in your garden. This really easy to grow annual can be started from seed in the spring. The dazzling blue flower is edible and it holds its colour well. The flowers can float in your gin or Pimms glass. Or even try freezing the flowers which will give you an elegant ice cube. The flowers can also be added to salads or cakes as a floral garnish. If blue isn’t for you there are some seed suppliers where you can select pink or white flowers. Grab your trowel and get planting!


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Kirsty Wilson

Horticulture is my inspiration! I am the Herbaceous Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Photographer, Award winning Garden Designer, BBC Beechgrove Garden Television Presenter & BBC Radio 4 GQT Panellist. I want to inspire people to grow plants, connect with nature and have a positive impact on the world.

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