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!
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I planted many Muscari bulbs earlier in the year and many of them have
sprouted, and more are still appearing.
However I know now that there were already patches of muscari already
present in the garden. There was a large clump in the back border and
single ones along the edges of the back and right borders. They had
leaves even when I moved in and it was one of the things that I
thought they could be, and now they are starting to flower.
So the ones I planted are somewhat unnecessary, however the existing
ones look as if they are all going to be same shade of blue whereas
the ones I bought are supposed to be several shades. We will see.
First picture is the single ones along the border. You can see the
foreground flower that is just about to open, and another in the
The shrub near the back door is beginning to flower with lovely yellow
four petalled flowers growing directly off the old twigs.
I am guessing that it is a Forsythia.
From reading about them, I seems like it is a fast growing bush and so
it is not in a very good location as there is not a lot of room for
it. I already cut it back a bit as it was overhanging the path, now I
know that it flowers in spring I wish I had waited until after the flowers
A single flower from the other periwinkle or vinca. I've been looking
at plants in the garden centers and one with leaves of a similar size
to this are labeled as Vinca major. So this one could be Vinca major
and the other with the much smaller leaves be a Vina minor. I thought
that the V. major had hairs around the leaf margin, but maybe that is
First daffodil to flower.
May have been a day or so ago as I was away for a couple of days.
I was over in Shropshire, where the daffodils are out almost
everywhere, far more advanced than here.