30 Days Wild – Day Nineteen

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Friday 19th June: 

Further to day nine of this challenge, when my neighbour and I re-potted some of my courgette plants; the garden is starting to look very bright and alive 🙂 I’ve had quite a few courgette flowers but now the vegetables are beginning to show too. My blackcurrants, although few and far between, are ripening up nicely and today I scoffed a couple off the bush. I’ve got a very lonely pea pod growing – I’m not sure if there will be many more coming as the plant is still struggling to climb but it’s all still in the experimentation phase – what I can grow in containers and what I can’t.

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A little courgette starting to grow. I’m trying two varieties – ‘All Green Bush’ and ‘Black Beauty’ to see which one grows best for me and which tastes nicest!
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My blackcurrant bush is looking a bit sad but the few fruits it has are starting to ripen. I’m a bit worried as some of the leaves are showing signs of powdery mildew and no matter how much I cut them back it stills seems to be spreading. Not sure what to do about this now.
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My single pea pod is getting bigger everyday. There are a few more flowers so hopefully I will get a pair at least! I think next year I’ll try peas in a bigger and different shaped pot. It’s all a learning curve 🙂

My borage is flowering, so is my mini buddleia and there are a plethora of bees and flying things which is lovely to see. If I wasn’t growing things in the courtyard then the bees wouldn’t be there. I love being able to contribute my little bit to their lives.

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You can see why borage is also known as ‘starflower’ – such an interesting shape!

Walter is still doing well, I spent the evening on my sofa with him. I’ve seen some magpies in my courtyard eating the bird seed I put out and I can’t help thinking that if they had the choice they would like my little Walt for dinner aswell!

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