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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.


Agastache 'Astello Indigo'

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Agastache 'Astello Indigo' Seeds

If you love blue flowers you will adore these Gold Medal winning plants. As the name suggests Agastache 'Astello Indigo' has masses of long lasting deep indigo blue flowers and attractive deep green aromatic foliage.

Each flower spike is made up of many tiny tubular flowers which are full of nectar that bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects find irrististible. Excellent in the garden and good for containers too. Agastache is also good for cutting… add them to mixed bunches of flowers to create a lovely contemporary look.

Strictly speaking Agastache is a Tender Perennial plant but you can also treat it like an Annual. Sow indoors in spring and sow direct from May onwards when the soil has warmed up. Agastache flowers from mid summer onwards and will keep going long into autumn. You may know Agastache as Giant Hyssop or the Hummingbird Mint. Although it won't attract Hummingbirds here in the UK you may be pleased to know that it won't attract Deer either! It's Deer resistant.

VarietyAstello Indigo
Plant TypeTender Perennial. (Treat as an Annual) Cut Flower.

Height & Spread50-60cm / 20-24 inches tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow SeedsSow indoors in February, March or April. Seeds need light to germinate so do not cover. Grow on then plant out and sow direct from May onwards. Takes 15 -16 weeks from seed to flower from a spring sowing.
Thin/Plant OutThin or Plant out 30cm/1 foot apart after the last frosts when the soil has warmed up in May.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Agastache is a fast growing branched perennial and does not need support.
Flower ProductionFlowers from July to October. Keep cutting the blooms and your plants will keep producing flowers well into autumn.
PickingPick in the early morning or cool evening. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 15 seconds and stand flowers in a tall bucket of water for a good drink before arranging. Agastache flowers last 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsAgastache grows well with other perennials such as Achillea and Lychnis and is particularly lovely with Grasses. Lovely with blue annual flowers such as Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue', Centaurea 'Double Blue' and whites like Ammi majus, White Corncockle and Cosmos 'Purity'.

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