It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.
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 May.
There are lots of lovely Hardy Annual Seeds to sow in April. They are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.
May is the month to sow Half Hardy Annuals too. Cosmos Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) Rudbeckia and Cleome can all be sown now.
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Ammi majus & Scabiosa Blue
Ammi majus is one of our tallest hardy annuals with long strong stems, lacy white flower heads and dark green feathery foliage. It’s good for adding height to borders, for cut flower production and attracts pollinating insects too. Scabiosa is commonly called the Pincushion flower. But there is nothing common about this plant. It has tantalising buds, glamorous blue flowers followed by amazing seed heads. What's more it is easy to grow and produces masses of flowers for cutting. The more blooms you cut the more you get.
Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce earlier flowers the following year. Both Ammi and Scabious are Perfect for Pollinators.
|Genus||Ammi Majus and Scabiosa atropurpurea|
|Variety||Two packets of seed: Ammi majus & Scabiosa Blue|
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual|
|Height & Spread||75-90cm tall x 30cm wide (2.5-3 feet tall x 12 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow indoors in early autumn then plant out in flowering position 4-6 weeks later.|
Sow indoors in spring then plant out in May. Sow outdoors from May onwards.
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.|
|Conditions Required||Prefers well drained soil in full sun. Provide support when the plants are young and short. Ideally stretch netting horizontally for the plants to grow through.|
|Flower Production||Buckets full of glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. In mild years Scabiosa may flower until December.|
|Picking||Pick Ammi and Scabiosa early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.|
|Planting Combinations||Ammi and Scabious are some of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. They grow particularly well with other tall plants such as Larkspur and Dill.|