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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.


Chrysanthemum segetum

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Chrysanthemum segetum Seeds

Corn Marigolds are sadly missing from much of the British countryside today. Luckily they are easy to grow from seed so if you're planning a wildflower patch or meadow in your garden then I can heartily recommend them. This lovely annual plant produces feathery foliage topped by masses of daisy-like yellow flowers, each with a central yellow disk. Blooms are full of nectar and easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects and listed by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators.

Lovely for cottage gardens and for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard, Corn Marigolds flower from June until September. They are also suited to naturalistic planting schemes and wild flower meadows where they grow beautifully with Grasses such as Briza, Ox-eye Daisies, Geranium and other British wildflowers such as Cornflowers and Poppies.

Grow Chrysanthemum segetum in full sun with well drained soil for best results.

GenusChrysanthemum segetum

Common nameCorn Marigold
Plant TypeAnnual Wildflower.
Height & Spread60-75cm (2-2.5 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow SeedsSow directly onto a well prepared seedbed in spring (February-April) for flowers from June all summer long. Please note that Corn Marigolds don't establish well in grass.
Thin/Plant OutAllow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredCorn marigolds love well drained soil and prefer a site with plenty of sunshine.
Flower ProductionBlooms are produced from June until September. Once flowering is over mow over them or allow the plants to self-seed.
PickingCut 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. Corn Marigolds are lovely in posies of wildflowers.
Planting CombinationsCorn Marigolds grow particularly well with other cornfield annuals such as Grasses, Ox-Eye Daisies, Corn Chamomile, Geranium, Poppies and Cornflowers.

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