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.

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Centaurea 'Double Blue' & Ammi majus

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Centaurea 'Double Blue' & Ammi majus Seeds

Lacy white Ammi flowers combine beautifully with these bright blue Bachelors Buttons. This lovely Double Blue Cornflower has large bright blue flowers and strong tall grey-green cotton stems. It's brilliant in the garden, for the cut flower trade, for drying, for confetti and perfect for pollinators. Cornflowers are extremely hardy annuals, easy to grow and perfect for cutting.

Ammi majus is one of our tallest hardy annuals with long strong stems, lacy white flower heads and dark green feathery foliage. It’s good for adding height to borders, for cut flower production and attracts pollinating insects too. In fact it's such a great plant that the RHS have awarded it the AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Sow Cornflowers and Ammi in spring for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. From an autumn sowing cornflowers produce the largest plants and masses of flowers.

GenusTwo packets of seed: Centaurea cyanus and Ammi majus
VarietyDouble Blue
Plant TypeHardy Annuals
Height and Spread60/90cm x 45cm (2 to 3 feet tall x 18 inches wide)
Sow SeedsEasy to grow. Sow outdoors in March and April/May and again in August/September
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30/45cm (12-/18 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefer moist but well drained soil in full sun. Ammi can tolerate dappled shade.

Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.
Centaurea and Ammi are tall plants and must have support or the stems will bend.

Flower ProductionBoth Ammi and Centaurea take 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers produced from May to September
PickingPick flowers 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 CombinationsThese bright Cornflowers look great with other jewel coloured flowers in the garden and in a vase.
Both Ammi & Centaurea grow particularly well with other tall plants with contrasting forms such as Larkspur.
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