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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Cosmos bipinnatus Sensation Mixed

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Mixed' Seeds

Cosmos Sensation has feathery apple green foliage and large daisy like flowers with petals in all shades of pink from pale pink to deepest carmine plus white. They all have a bold yellow centre which pollinating insects find irresistible.

Cosmos are half hardy annuals from Mexico and South America. They have become classic English cottage garden plants because they are easy to grow, flower all summer and go on flowering right up until the first frosts.

Cosmos Sensation is tall growing up to 1.2m/4 feet so it’s brilliant for adding height to your borders
or cut flower patch. 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. These are amazingly productive plants and what's more our bees and butterflies love Cosmos too!

GenusCosmos bipinnatus
VarietySensation Mixed
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Annual
Height & Spread
1.2m/48 inches tall x 50cm/20 inches
Sow SeedsSow under cover in spring. Lightly cover with a fine layer of compost or vermiculite... Cosmos need light to germinate. Grow seedlings on then plant out your young plants after the last frosts. Direct sow seed in flowering positions from May onwards.
Thin/Plant OutCosmos need plenty of space to develop and grow.
Allow about 45cm/18 inches between plants.
Seedlings transplant well so 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 ProductionCosmos 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 Cosmos flowers when it’s cool… early in the morning or in
the evening and pop them straight into a tall bucket of fresh water.
Cosmos blooms will last 7 – 10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsCosmos Sensation is such a brilliant flower to grow because it combines
beautifully with other tall plants such as Ammi, Cleome, Nicotiana and Cornflowers.

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