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Going for growth

After our first batch of runner bean seeds failed to germinate (we did use last year’s seeds), I bought new seeds and they are just now starting to raise their heads above the compost.
Runner bean seedling
The way they lift their ‘heads’ suggests it is a great effort . . .
Runner bean seedling
The broad beans are also germinating as are marigolds.
The sunflower seedlings look a bit happier than they did several days ago . . .
Out in the garden itself, the comfrey is just about to burst into flower. The bees love these . . .
. . . and a small holly seedling, that really looked quite bare in the winter, is really putting on new growth . . .
It’s a marvellous watching everything emerge, stretch and grow in the garden.
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After our first batch of runner bean seeds failed to germinate (we did use last year’s seeds), I bought new seeds and they are just now starting to raise their heads above the compost.

The way they lift their ‘heads’ suggests it is a great effort . . .

The broad beans are also germinating as are marigolds.
The sunflower seedlings look a bit happier than they did several days ago . . .

Sunflower seedling

Out in the garden itself, the comfrey is just about to burst into flower. The bees love these . . .

Comfrey flowers

. . . and a small holly seedling, that really looked quite bare in the winter, is really putting on new growth . . .

Holly seedling

It’s a marvellous watching everything emerge, stretch and grow in the garden.

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And the sunflowers are out too @twunflowercomp

Seemed to have waited a long time for these too, but they’re beautiful now in flower . . .

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One of these days one of these sunflowers will flower!

It’s seeming to take forever, but soon we could be there. The smallest of our four sunflowers has now overtaken the other three and is now some 10ft tall, adding three or four inches every day. Flowers are slowly developing so I’m hoping they’ll be out soon.

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#Sunflowers leap while I’m away @twunflowercomp

I go away for three days and look what happens . . .

Were these the beans that Jack swapped for the cow?

These are the first sunflowers I’ve grown successfully so I’m quite pleased. The fun of the @twunflowercomp is watching the sunflowers grow . . . and grow . . . and grow . . . and grow . . .

Can’t wait for the flowers!

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Will this #sunflower be a winner in the @twunflowercomp?

Are you growing sunflowers? Have you entered the Sunny Sunflower Competition 2010 on twitter at @twunflowercomp?

This is one of our four sunflowers in our garden.

How tall will it grow? Will it be a winner? We’ll have to see.

Follow the @twunflowercomp.

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