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.


Cosmos 'Purity' & Ammi majus

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Cosmos 'Purity' & Ammi majus Seeds

Purity is a lovely tall Cosmos growing to 1m/3 feet or more so it’s brilliant for adding height to your borders or cut flower patch. With feathery apple green foliage and large white daisy like flowers Purity is a stunner.

Cosmos are originally from Mexico and South America where they flower year round. Here in the UK Cosmos will flower all summer and go on flowering right up until the first frosts. All Cosmos flowers are brilliant for cutting and they will last well over a week in fresh water. The more flowers you cut the more the plants produce. They are amazingly productive plants and what's more our bees and butterflies love Cosmos too!

Ammi majus is one of our tallest hardy annuals with long strong stems, lacy white flower heads and dark green feathery foliage. Commonly known as Queen Anne' Lace or Bishop's Weed Ammi is 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)

GenusTwo packets of seeds: Cosmos bipinnatus and Ammi majus
Plant TypeAnnual Flowers
Height & Spread
1m/40 inches tall x 50cm/20 inches
Sow SeedsSow under cover in spring. Lightly cover with compost or vermiculite. Grow seedlings on then plant out your young plants after the last frosts. Direct sow seed in flowering positions from May onwards. Ammi can also be sown in autumn for bigger plants & earlier flowers next year.
Thin/Plant OutBoth Cosmos and Ammi need plenty of space to develop and grow.
Allow about 45cm/18 inches between plants.
Cosmos seedlings transplant well so if you have spare plants you could do what I do and grow a few in large pots to fill any gaps in your planting schemes.
Conditions RequiredGrow in full sun in moist but well drained soil. Provide support such as pea and bean netting stretched horizontally. When the young plants reach 20cm/8 inches tall pinch out the tips to encourage side shoots to develop.
Flower ProductionAmmi takes 12 weeks and Cosmos takes around 14 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers are produced from June until the first frosts in October.
Keep cutting and dead heading to produce more flowers.
PickingCut flowers when it’s cool… early in the morning or in the evening and pop them straight into a tall bucket of fresh water. Blooms will last 7 – 10 days in a vase. Note: Ammi may irritate skin so please wear gloves and long sleeves when handling.
Planting CombinationsCosmos & Ammi grow beautifully together and they combine well with other tall plants such as Scabious, Cleome, Nicotiana and Cornflowers.

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