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

Gillian McCullochWelcome to Country Garden Seeds!

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.

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Agrostemma githago

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£1.95
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Agrostemma githago Seeds

This is the wild Corncockle is one of our most beautiful and popular wildflowers. This lovely hardy annual plant produces tall stems topped by large light purple trumpet shaped flowers. As you can see from these photos, blooms are wide open and are easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects.


Lovely for cottage gardens, wildlife gardens and for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard, Agrostemma flowers from June until September. They are also suited to naturalistic planting schemes and wild flower meadows because they grow beautifully with grasses, knautia, geranium and other wildflowers.

Each individual flower is upward facing which makes is jolly useful in the garden or as a cut flower. Grow in full sun with well drained soil for best results.


GenusAgrostemma githago
Common nameCorncockle
Plant TypeHardy Annual. Wild Flower
Height & Spread75-90cm (2.5-3 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow SeedsSow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost in your area then plant out in May. Alternatively direct sow in flowering position in spring (Mid April-May). Once established Corncockles will self sow in autumn into cultivated bare earth.
Thin/Plant OutIn the garden allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredAgrostemma loves well drained soil. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine.
Flower ProductionBlooms are produced 12-14 weeks from sowing. Flowers from June to September. Once flowering is over cut back or mow over the plants if naturalised in grass.
PickingCut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Lasts up to 7 days as a cut flower.
Planting CombinationsCorncockle grows particularly well with other cornfield annuals such as Cornflowers and Poppies. They are also lovely with grasses, Knautia, Geranium and other wildflowers.


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