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 July 2021

July is a great time to sow all sorts of flower seeds. This is a great month to sow Biennials such as Forget-me-Nots, Wallflowers and Sweet William for early flowering next Spring. You can carry on sowing Perennials and Wildflowers in July too. You can also sow quick growing Hardy Annuals such as Poppies and some Half Hardy Annuals such as Sunflowers. Get them going now and they’ll go on flowering until the winter cold sets in and the frost arrives.
There are so many lovely flowers to grow now. 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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Blue Flowers for Bees

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£4.50
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Blue Flower Seeds for Bees

These are some of the best early flowering annuals which provide nectar and pollen for Bees. This collection contains three packets of seeds: Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens', Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue' and Borage 'Blue'

  • Commonly known as Honeywort, Cerinthe is an early flowering hardy annual with glaucous foliage and deep purple bell-like flowers. Cerinthe is good in the garden and excellent for cutting providing both flowers and foliage.
  • Blue Blorage is an early flowering hardy annual with beautiful clear blue starry flowers. Borage flowers are edible and can be frozen in ice cubes to add to Pimms and other refrehing summer drinks.
  • Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue' is an exceptionally long flowering annual with deep blue almost purple bracts produced on sturdy plants. Commonly known as Clary Sage it is easy to grow, produces masses of flowers and is good for cutting and drying.

Sow this trio in spring for summer flowers then again in autumn for early flowers next year.
Butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects love Cerinthe, Borage and Salvia!

Genus Three Packets of Bee friendly seeds: Cerinthe major, Salvia viridis & Borago officinalis
Variety Purpurascens, Oxford Blue, Blue
Plant Type Hardy Annuals
Height and Spread 60/90cm x 30/45cm (2 -3 feet tall x 12/18 inches)
Sow Seeds Easy to grow. Sow indoors in March/April, direct from May onwards and again in August/September for bigger plants and earlier flowers next year.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30/45cm (12-/18 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun/part shade. Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers. Provide support for Borage and Cerinthe or their stems will bend.
Flower Production Takes 12-14 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers May to September.
Picking Pick flowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 30 seconds to help water uptake. Lasts 7-10 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations This trio are some of the best annual plants you can grow for bees and butterflies. They look great with other blue flowers. They grow particularly well with Marigolds (Calendula officinalis) and Feverfew which are also brilliant for wildlife.


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