Borage Borago officinalis
FOR an intense, bright blue flower garnish, you can’t go past the star-like, gentian-blue flowers of borage. Borage is a magnet to bees and looks terrific as an edible garnish.
To use in salads, remove the hairy sepals behind the petals and sprinkle over just before serving. Borage flowers frozen in ice cube trays make gorgeous additions to cold drinks.
Sow borage – if you don’t already have it – about a centimetre deep, giving it a good half metre breathing space. Once in the garden, it will self-seed readily so you don’t need to choose where you want your plants.