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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Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'

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Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits' Seeds

Amaranthus 'Hot Biscuits' is a striking foliage plant with beautiful golden copper upright tassels. It’s a native of tropical regions of the world. Here in the UK Amaranthus grows quickly during the summer to produce masses of foliage for cutting and drying. Feed and water well to get the tallest plants... it's worth giving some attention to these plants because a few stems of Amaranthus in bouquets gives a luxurious feel. In my view Amaranthus is one of the best foliage plants you can grow.

GenusAmaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Annual
Height & Spread90cm-1.5m tall x 60cm (3-5 feet tall x 2 feet wide)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in spring - March and April. Sow direct in May when the soil has warmed up and the outdoor temperature is above 15°C.
A spring sowing to flowering usually takes around 12 weeks.
Thin/Plant OutThin/ Plant out 60cm apart. Provide strong supports to allow the tassels to develop. Grow through sturdy twiggy sticks or netting stretched horizontally.
Conditions RequiredAmaranthus will grow in most soil conditions. Provide a sunny, well drained, sheltered spot and feed regularly for the tallest plants and best results.
Flower ProductionAmaranthus flowers from July – October. Keep picking and dead heading to encourage the plants to carry on flowering.
PickingChoose a cool part of the day to pick such as early morning or evening. Remove most of the leaves. Amaranthus lasts 7 -10 days in a vase and can be also be dried for use in floral arrangements by hanging it upside down in a dry dark place.
Planting CombinationsThe beautiful dramatic golden copper Amaranthus tassels combine well with colourful annual flowers. They are particularly striking with Sunflowers, Dahlias and Cosmos.


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