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Welcome 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 garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In June you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals which will grow and flower quickly now the soil has warmed up. Start sowing Biennials such as Foxgloves, Sweet William and Wallflowers. Sow Half Hardy Annuals such as Cosmos, Sunflowers and Zinnias and they’ll flower in summer and autumn too.

Borage 'Blue'

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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.

Genus Borago officinalis
Variety Blue
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height and Spread 60/90cm x 45cm (2-3 feet tall x 18 inches)
Sow Seeds Easy to grow. Sow indoors in March/April. Sow direct from May-July for flowers this year then August/September for early flowers next year.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 45cm / 18 inches between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in a partly shaded position.
Flower Production Takes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing then flowers for 2 - 3 months. Sow in succession for flowers from May to November.
Picking Pick 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 Combinations Borage 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. Lovely with Feverfew (tanacetum parthenium) and bright orange and yellow early flowering Calendula officinalis will add a punch to your display.

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