Petunia seedlings

First petunia seedlings, this is about day 11. There is very little that is distinctive about these seedlings, very small rounded leaves.

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Lily of the valley shoots

There are a lot of shoots appearing in various places. At first I thought they were from the Vinca, because I first saw them in that area. However they are now appearing all around the garden. Today I decided that they may be Lily of the valley and another search has turned up a picture on Marks veg plot (about half way down that page) which pretty much confirms it for me.

A close up:

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A large patch of them:

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Bush growing bright red leaves

One of the shrubs that I do not know the name of has some bright red new growth. Probably leaves, but could be flowers. Searching around it could be a lily of the valley bush or Pieris Japonica or it might not be. If it is, then the red growth will be leaves and it will have probably white flowers, that somewhat resemble those of lily of the valley. So we will see how it develops...

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Lobelia have sprouted

These are the tiniest seeds, there are two and a half thousand in the packet or so it says, I'm not counting. The seedlings are tiny too of course, apart from that they are not very distinctive, just two oval leaves.

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Chilli has sprouted

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 upright fully. The leaves are originally folded down and then unfold upwards.

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Planting seeds

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 petunias, basil, californian poppy, zinnia and lobelia.

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