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.


Bupleurum rotundifolium Griffithii

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Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Grifithii' Seeds

Bupleurum is a super hardy annual with unusual leaves and zingy yellow/green flowers. You may know it as Hare's Ear or Throw Wax. It's a lovely foliage and filler plant and very easy to grow.

If you grow flowers for cutting this is a brilliant foliage plant to choose because it combines well with jewel colours and pastel shades too.
Sow seeds in spring for summer flowers then sow again in late summer or early autumn for early plants next year.

GenusBupleurum rotundifolium
Plant TypeHardy Annual, Cut Flower, Foliage/Filler Plant
Height and Spread60/90cm x 25/30cm
Sow SeedsOutdoors in March-May or August-October

From an autumn sowing Bupleurum will reach its maximum height.
Plants from seeds sown in spring will be shorter but still lovely.

Thin/Plant Out30cm apart
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Grow through support netting for best results. In cold areas provide protection during harsh winter weather (fleece or cold frame)
Flower ProductionFrom a spring sowing Bupleurum takes 12-14 weeks from seed to flower. Flowers produced from June to September or even longer in sheltered gardens.
PickingPick Bupleurum when it's cool, early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand in it deep cool water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsLovely in the garden or cutting patch. Bupleurum has acid green flowers which combine well with all jewel colours and peps up a calm bunch of blue and white flowers too.
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