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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News July 2021

July is a great time to sow all sorts of flower seeds. This is a great month to sow Biennials such as Forget-me-Nots, Wallflowers and Sweet William for early flowering next Spring. You can carry on sowing Perennials and Wildflowers in July too. You can also sow quick growing Hardy Annuals such as Poppies and some Half Hardy Annuals such as Sunflowers. Get them going now and they’ll go on flowering until the winter cold sets in and the frost arrives.
There are so many lovely flowers to grow now. Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Calendula officinalis Art Shades Mixed

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Calendula 'Art Shades Mixed' Seeds

This Calendula has open daisy like flowers in all shades from primrose yellow, through gold and apricot to bright orange. These are taller than most Calendula with long stems for cutting. Brilliant for beginners and nice big seeds for children to sow too.
Commonly known as Pot Marigolds, Calendula is a classic country garden hardy annual.
Sow in spring for summer flowers. For stronger plants sow in autumn for flowering in May the following year.

Genus Calendula officinalis
Variety Art Shades Mixed
Plant Type Hardy Annual, Container Plant, Cut Flower
Height and Spread 60cm x 30cm (24 inches x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Outdoors in April/May or August/September
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun.

Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.

Flower Production May to October or even longer in warm sheltered places.
Picking Pick Calendula early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5-7 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations This mix of Calendula has flowers in all shades of yellow and orange.
They are lovely with Eschscholzia, Cerinthe major, Salvia viridis and Blue Cornflowers.
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