It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.
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 May.
There are lots of lovely Hardy Annual Seeds to sow in April. They are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.
May is the month to sow Half Hardy Annuals too. Cosmos Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) Rudbeckia and Cleome can all be sown now.
COUNTRY GARDEN SEED SHOP
Chelsea Flower Seeds Mix
Chelsea Flower Seeds Mix
Three packets of seeds to give your garden the Chelsea look. Anchusa, Geum and Orlaya are a stunning combination of early flowering plants. They are all beautiful in garden borders and containers and they are all excellent for wildlife.
Anchusa Dropmore is one of the best early flowering perennials of all. If you've ever been to Chelsea Flower Show or seen it on the TV you'll have seen Anchusa in many of the show gardens as it's so stunning and flowers from May onwards. This lovely plant produces masses of upright stems with vibrant blue flowers from May to July or August if you're lucky. The intense blue tubular flowers of Anchusa Dropmore each have five petals and are full of nectar which bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects love. It's brilliant a splash of early colour and for wildlife gardens too.
Orlaya is commonly known as the White Lace Flower. It has flat heads of pure white blooms made up of clusters of florets surrounded by larger rays. Foliage is green and finely dissected so the plants look delicate and frothy. In fact they are quite tough and will cope with most gardens as long as you plant them in a sunny place. This lovely hardy annual plant is brilliant for adding a lighter touch to your planting schemes or cut flower beds. Orlaya' is especially lovely in bunches of mixed flowers. It’s easy to grow and good for pollinating insects too. Sow in spring for flowers this summer and sow again in autumn for early flowers next year.
Geum 'Lady Stratheden' is a popular fast growing perennial with arching stems topped by large semi-double golden yellow flowers. Cut back after the first flush of blooms to encourage new growth and your plants will go on flowering all summer long. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliability and excellent garden performance.
|Genus||Three packets of seeds to grow Anchusa italica 'Dropmore', Orlaya grandiflora and Geum 'Lady Stratheden'|
|Plant Type||Hardy Perennials & Hardy Annual. Good for Containers and Cut Flowers. If you are growing flowers for cutting you may prefer to grow them as Biennials sowing this August/September for flowering next spring.|
|Height & Spread||60-90cm tall (2-3 feet) x 45-60cm spread (18-24 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow indoors from February to July in modules at 16-20°C. Sow direct from May onwards when the soil is warm. To treat as a biennial sow in summer for early flowering the following spring.|
|Thin/Plant Out||Grow on in 9cm pots then plant out when the soil has warmed up. |
Allow a minimum space of 45cm per plant.
|Conditions Required||Once established these plants prefer very well drained soil. They also grow best in full sun. |
|Flower Production||Blooms are usually produced for a good three months from May/June until August/September. |
|Picking||Cut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Lasts 7-10 days as cut flowers if the stems are seared for 20 seconds.|
|Planting Combinations||If you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of these attractive plants. Lovely with with Iris, Cerinthe, Bronze Fennel, Geranium and Grasses.|