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.


Butterfly & Bee Biennials Seed Collection

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Bee & Butterfly Biennials Seed Collection

This selection of flowers for butterflies has masses of EARLY flowering, scented and colourful flowers. There are six packets of seeds in this collection. Flowers are shades of lilac and blue, yellow, white and pink and all of them provide nectar in abundance for Butterflies and Bees to feed on. They are perfect for growing with early flowering bulbs and will add a touch of country garden style to your garden.

These are some of the very best flowers for butterflies and bees in the most beautiful shades. If you are planning to grow flowers to encourage butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects into your garden or simply to add interest to a neglected area you can't go wrong with this selection! These varieties have been specially selected because they are reliable and butterflies and bees love their early blooms. The bonus is that they all complement each other either growing in your garden and as cut flowers. Imagine cutting a posy of these biennial flowers from your own garden for a gift for a friend.

Each collection contains seeds for these specific plants:

  • Lunaria annua Honesty
  • Dipsacus fullonum Teasel
  • Erysimum cheiri Wallflower
  • Dianthus barbatus Sweet William
  • Hesperis matronalis Sweet Rocket
  • Myosotis sylvatica Forget-me-not

These are all brilliant plants for Spring blooms. This special collection of biennial flowers for bees and butterflies will bloom for a good three to four months from April/May until June/July. They are very hardy and easy to grow. What's more they are super productive giving you a lovely early show in the garden and plenty of nectar for visiting butterflies and some lovely flowers for cutting too.

GenusBee and Butterfly Biennial Seed Collection
Variety6 Packets of Seeds: Lunaria annua, Dipsacus fullonum, Erysimum cheiri, Dianthus barbatus, Hesperis matronalis, Myosotis sylvatica.

Plant TypeBiennials
Height & SpreadVarious
Sow SeedsSow direct in late summer /early autumn. You can also start seeds off indoors then plant out when your young plants are well established.
Plant OutMove young plants to their flowering position in late September or October then allow them to grow on ready for Spring flowering.
Conditions RequiredLike most biennial flowers this collection prefers a sunny spot. They also grow well in partial shade. Water thoroughly once a week in dry spells for maximum nectar production, keep picking and deadheading and feed each week to keep the flowers going.
Flower ProductionBuckets of blooms in shades of blue/lilac, white, yellow and pink produced from April/May to June/July.
PickingFor a posy pick early in the morning or in the cool evening and stand flowers in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Cut flowers will last up to 5 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsThis Bee and Butterfly Biennial Seed Collection contains some of the best flowers for Butterflies and Bees that you can grow. You will be amazed at how many blooms are produced and how quickly they attract beautiful insects to your garden. These varieties have been specially selected to complement each other either growing in your garden or as cut flowers in a posy. They also grow beautifully with spring bulbs and other biennial flowers such as Foxgloves and Campanula.
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