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New in the garden today . . .

Our first sunflower seedling has woken up on this glorious spring morning, although still has its hat on . . .

Sunflower seedling

We also have too tiny tomato seedlings.

The accidental nectarine seedling is also now established in it pot and is growing fast . . .

Nectarine seedling

Snowdrops are lasting well too . . .


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A sunflower appears with its hat on

Following an invitation from @stu_art_ist and @TweetsBySkeet, I have joined the @TwunFlowerComp on twitter.

What is is this? A competition to encourage people to grow sunflowers for fun . . . nothing more.

I’ve planted some sunflower seeds outside and some inside. Following a gardening tip, rather than buying peat plant plugs I put some compost into half a toilet roll inner with some newspaper to stop it falling out the bottom.

Today the first sunflower inside raised its head, although still with its seed ‘hat’ on.

The fun is starting.

If you want to join in, all you need is a packet of sunflower seeds, which you can plant inside or out and a digital camera so that you post photos.

As well as twitter, there is also a facebook Twunflowercomp page.

Good luck!

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