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 July.

There are lots of lovely Biennial Flower Seeds to sow this month. 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.

Wallflower Sunset MixedPlants like  Erysimum (Wallflowers) Digitalis (Foxgloves) Dianthus (Sweet William) Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppies) Myosotis (Forget-me-nots) Hesperis (Sweet Rocket) and Lunaria annua (Honesty) can be sown now ready for flowering next spring.

The best things about growing your own Biennial flowers from seed are:

  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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Ammi majus & Scabiosa Red

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Scabiosa 'Red' & Ammi majus Seeds

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Red' has fascinating dark buds and glamorous pure red pincushion flowers followed by amazing seed heads. It is easy to grow, extremely hardy and produces masses of flowers for cutting. The more you cut the more you get. Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce slightly earlier, taller and sturdier flowers the following year.

Ammi majus makes an ideal companion for these lovely red Scabious flowers either in the garden or as cut flowers in a vase. 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. In fact it's such a great plant that the RHS have awarded it the AGM (Award of Garden Merit).

GenusTwo packets of seeds: Scabiosa atropurpurea Red & Ammi majus
Common NamePincushion Flower and Queen Annes Lace/Bishops Weed
Plant TypeHardy Annuals (Scabiosa is actually a perennial best grown as an annual)
Height & Spread90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in early autumn then plant out in flowering position 4-6 weeks later.
Sow indoors in early spring then plant out in May. Sow direct from May onwards.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredBoth plants prefer well drained soil in full sun and Ammi will grow in part shade.
In cold areas Scabiosa may need protection in winter.
Flower ProductionGlamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. Interesting seed heads form if you let them.
PickingPick early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsAmmi & Scabious are some of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. These blooms are beautiful in the garden or a vase with lime green flowers and foliage such as Nicotiana and Molucella and Dill. Also lovely with Larkspur.
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