Bee happy

DAY 45 (20 MAY) – Beebread (Borago officinalis) (West Dean, Sussex)

Couldn’t resist the hairy stems and dinosaur-drooping heads of this interesting plant in the kitchen garden at West Dean today. Neither could this gorgeous bumble bee – and many others.

The annual herb, also known as borage, is native to the Mediterranean area. It’s commonly used as ravioli filling in Liguria, in green sauce in Frankfurt and to flavour pickled gherkins in Poland.

And presumably some will be enjoying it in Sussex too.

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