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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Alchemilla 'Irish Silk'

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Alchemilla 'Irish Silk' Seeds

Alchemilla is one of the best and easiest perennials to grow of all. This lovely plant produces large soft evergreen leaves with strong stems smothered with lime green - yellow flowers. As you can see from the photos, blooms are produced in clusters giving an appearance of a haze of colour. It's perfect for edging beds and borders, great in containers and it's also a lovely cut flower. In fact I'd say it's one of the best evergreen foliage plants you can grow.

Irish Silk is an improved strain of Alchemilla specially bred to have longer, stronger stems and super flowers. Alchemilla is jolly useful in the garden and as a cut flower. Grow in full sun or part shade with moist but well drained soil for best results.


Genus Alchemilla
Variety Irish Silk
Plant Type Evergreen Perennial. Cut Flowers and Containers
Height & Spread 45cm (18 inches) tall x 45cm (18 inches) spread
Sow Seeds Sow in autumn or winter (September- January) or spring (February-May) indoors in modules at 16-18°C. Lightly cover seeds with compost. Usually germinates within a month but may take up to 3 months
Thin/Plant Out Grow on in 9cm pots then plant out In May when the soil has warmed up.
Allow a minimum space of 45cm per plant.
Conditions Required Alchemilla loves moist but well drained soil. They prefer a site with plenty of sunshine and will thrive in dappled shade too. Cut back after the first flush of flowers then Feed and water regularly to promote new growth and keep flower production going until September
Flower Production Many stems with clusters of blooms are produced from July until September.
Picking Cut 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. Sear stem ends for 15 seconds for the longest vase life.
Planting Combinations If you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of these lovely lime Alchemilla. Lovely with brightly coloured annual blooms in the garden and in a vase.

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