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Welcome 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 garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

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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