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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Borage 'Blue'

SKU 00185
£1.95
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Product Details

Borago officinalis 'Blue' Seeds

Blue Blorage is an early flowering hardy annual with beautiful clear blue star shaped flowers. Borage seeds are large and are very easy to sow and grow. They prefer dappled shade. Borage is good in the garden grown with Cerinthe and Salvia viridis for pollinating insects. Butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects love Borage! What's more Borage flowers are edible and can be frozen in ice cubes to add to Pimms and other refrehing summer drinks.


GenusBorago officinalis
VarietyBlue
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread60/90cm x 45cm (2-3 feet tall x 18 inches)
Sow SeedsEasy to grow. Sow indoors in March/April. Sow direct from May onwards.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 45cm / 18 inches between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers well drained soil in a partly shaded position.
Flower ProductionTakes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing then flowers for 2 - 3 months. Sow in succession for flowers from May to November.
PickingPick Borage flowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them
in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7-10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsBorage is one of the best early blue flowers you can grow. Looks great in the garden with other blues such as Salvia viridis and Cerinthe major. Bright orange and yellow early flowering Calendula officinalis will add a punch to your display.


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