It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.
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 May.
There are lots of lovely Hardy Annual Seeds to sow in April. They are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.
May is the month to sow Half Hardy Annuals too. Cosmos Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) Rudbeckia and Cleome can all be sown now.
COUNTRY GARDEN SEED SHOP
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.
|Plant Type||Hardy Perennial. Wild Flower.|
|Height & Spread||30-60cm tall x 30 cm wide (1 to 2 feet tall x 1 foot)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow 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 Out||Plant out after the last frosts from May onwards. Once plants are established they are hardy all year round to minus 15°C.|
|Conditions Required||Achillea 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 Production||Masses of blooms produced from June to September. Achillea often flowers in the first year four months after sowing the seeds. |
|Picking||Lovely 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 Combinations||Achillea 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.|