It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.

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Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife.

Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
The truth is that it’s not just a dream but a distinct possibility for you.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. I have grown these flowers myself then selected the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow. To find out more about a plant just click on the images below to open the page and read more about how to grow them.

Seeds to sow in August

August is a great time to sow Wild Flowers. The soil is warm and seeds germinate fast producing lovely healthy plants before winter sets in. British wildflowers are quite hardy and will survive the worst of our winter weather. As soon as temperatures warm up in spring they’ll start producing more shoots and leaves ready for flowering in early summer. Buy them individually or in collections for specific areas of your garden.

Order Annual Seeds August is a great time to plan your Cutting Patch or Annual flower scheme for next year. Order your favourite seeds now to make sure you get exactly what you want. I recommend sowing super hardy annuals outdoors at the end of August or in September so your new plants can produce good foliage and roots before it becomes too cold. You’ll always get the strongest plants with most flowers by sowing early like this and you’ll save precious time in spring too.

If you’re looking for beautiful plants to grow with your spring bulbs then sow plenty of Biennials such as Wallflowers, Forget-me-nots, Iceland Poppies and Sweet William. Taller plants like Foxgloves, Honesty and Sweet Rocket are brilliant in semi shaded places. Get them in now in August because they need to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Biennials are brilliant for early flowers next spring and just a little forward planning pays off big time. Many Biennials are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.

  1. You can have MASSES of blooms in a colour scheme of your choice.
  2. There’s no need to break the bank… seeds are plentiful and INEXPENSIVE.
  3. There’s little effort required and anyone can do it. Sow them outdoors and let them grow on either in a ‘nursery’ bed OR where you want them to flower next spring.


Achillea millefolium

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Achillea millefolium Seeds

This is the wild flower Achillea often seen in grassy places around the UK such as meadows and roadside verges. Achillea millefolium has strong stems, soft grey/green ferny foliage and plenty of beautiful flat topped flowers. The latin name millefolium means many flowers and each flower head has hundreds of tiny pink and white or all white/cream blooms. Excellent for wildlife and wildlife gardens. Recognised by the RHS as Perfect for Polinators. Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Ladybirds and other beneficial insects.

Achillea millefolium Wildflower

GenusAchillea millefolium
Common nameYarrow
Plant TypeHardy Perennial. Wild Flower.
Height & Spread30-60cm tall x 30 cm wide (1 to 2 feet tall x 1 foot)
Sow SeedsSow on the surface of compost indoors January - April. Needs light to germinate. At 18°C to 21°C Achillea will germinate in 10 to 14 days. Allow seedlings to grow until well established then pot on into 9cm pots and grow on until it's warm outdoors. Alternatively sow direct into a well prepared seedbed outdoors in spring or autumn.
Plant OutPlant out after the last frosts from May onwards. Once plants are established they are hardy all year round to minus 15°C.
Conditions RequiredAchillea prefers well drained soil and a sunny spot. They will also grow in dappled shade and tolerate poor soil conditions. Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Flower ProductionMasses of blooms produced from June to September. Achillea often flowers in the first year four months after sowing the seeds.
PickingLovely for wildflower posies. It's best to pick early in the morning or in the cool evening and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging.
Planting CombinationsAchillea are some of the best wild flowers that you can grow. You will be amazed at how many flowers are produced. Lovely with Geranium pratense, Knautia arvensis, Centaurea scabiosa and Leucanthemum vulgare.
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