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 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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Chilli pepper kit

I am going to grow some chilli plants from a kit I received at Christmas.

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!

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