One of the shrubs that I do not know the name of has some bright red
Probably leaves, but could be flowers.
Searching around it could be a lily of the valley bush
or Pieris 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...
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.
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