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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Bold Wallflower Mix

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Bold Wallflower Mix Seeds

Three packets of Wallflower seeds. These lovely orange and red Wallflowers produces clusters of lightly scented flowers on strong stems. Each flower head is made up of many individual flowers which gives them a most attractive appearance. Blooms are produced early in the year at the same time that Tulips flower from March to the end of May.

  • Fire King has deepest orange/red buds opening to glorious rich orange flowers.
  • Vulcan has deep purple buds opening to crimson flowers.
  • Ruby Gem has the richest red/violet flowers. All three are good for cutting growing to 40-45cm / 16-18 inches tall.

Wallflowers are jolly useful in the garden, in a border with Tulips and other spring blooms and as a cut flower too. Grow rows of these in the cutting patch, as bedding plants or in bold groups in a mixed border in full sun for best results. All Wallflowers are extremely easy to grow and very prolific giving you lots of flowers for not much time, money or effort! What's more the RHS recommends Erysimum cheiri as Perfect for Pollinators.

GenusErysimum cheiri

VarietyFire King, (orange/red) Vulcan (purple/crimson) & Ruby Gem (red/violet)
Plant TypeHardy Biennial
Height & Spread40-45cm ( 16-18 inches ) tall x 30cm (12 inches) spread
Sow SeedsSow outdoors in a well-prepared seedbed when the soil is warm from the end of May to July. Alternatively sow in modules indoors but be careful to keep shaded and temperatures low. Wallflowers will not germinate well in heat. Keep seed trays moist and shaded. Germinates in 7-14 days at 15°C-18°C. Grow on then plant out six weeks later in August/early September.
Thin/Plant OutTransplant to flowering position in autumn allowing plenty of space for the foliage and roots to develop before winter sets in. Allow a minimum of 30cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredWallflowers love well drained soil. They prefer a site with plenty of sunshine and can also grow well in dappled shade. They are great for large containers too. Feed and water regularly to keep flower production going.
Flower ProductionSow this summer for flowering next spring. Like many biennials Erysimum flowers early in the year (March onwards) before hardy annuals and perennials come into flower in June. Clusters of scented blooms are produced for up to three months until the end of May.
PickingCut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting strip the lower leaves, sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds and place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Lasts up to 10 days as a cut flower.
Planting CombinationsIf you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of lovely wallflowers. You can never have too many! This Bold Wallflower Mix grows particularly well with Tulips and other Wallflowers such as Sunset Mixed and White Dame in a bedding scheme or in large containers.

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