The first chilli seed has sprouted.
So I've moved the pot from the airing
cupboard into the light.
It was a very sunny day today, so a good day for it.
Not a brilliant picture, but the first one before the leaves are even
The leaves are originally folded down and then unfold upwards.
The Californian poppies sprouted just a day after the Zinnia.
They have distinctive leaves, which look a bit like a two tined fork.
The first seeds have sprouted already!
This is the zinnia.
In previous years I have grown a few seeds for containers, so I
thought I would grow the same ones again and plant them outside
later in the year.
I have some
I am going to grow some chilli plants from a kit I received at
There were only four seeds, there was supposed to be five.
It has to be kept very warm until the seeds germinate, so I have put
it in the airing cupboard.
Once the seeds germinate, then I will have to find a sunny windowsill
for the plant!
Another new flower.
Some kind of anemone, maybe a Blue anemone or a Balkan anemone
So the clematis down the side of the house must be an early flowering
one as it has got buds along with its first leaves.
Good job I didn't cut it back too much!
I really wanted to have some english bluebells.
Even before I moved here, I bought a packet of 5 bulbs which I planted
the day I first got the keys, before I actually moved in.
I also planted 30 bulbs along with the tulips and muscari bulbs that I
planted in early-mid January.
Until now I thought that none of them were going to come up, but today
I was excited to see a new shoot pictured below. It looks distinctly
different to the others. I believe that although both muscari and
bluebells have a V-shaped leaf on the inside, the muscari leaf is
rounded on the outside, but the bluebell leaf is also V-shaped on the
No doubt it will become a lot clearer later, and I hope I haven't
written this too soon!