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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.


Daucus carota

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Daucus carota Seeds

If you love lacy flowers you will adore this one. Daucus has long stems and feathery foliage topped by large white flowers. They add a delightfully airy touch planted in drifts in borders. Daucus is good for cutting too… add them to mixed bunches of flowers to create a lovely contemporary look.

Strictly speaking Daucus is a Biennial plant but you can treat it like a Hardy Annual so you can choose the flowering time. Sow in January or February indoors for flowers from May onwards and direct sow in April/May for flowers in summer and autumn. Sow in June/July/August/September (like a biennial) for flowers the following year.
You may know Daucus carota as the Wild Carrot or False Queen Anne’s Lace.
***Please note that this plant is not edible***

GenusDaucus carota
Plant TypeHardy Annual (Biennial can also be treated as Hardy Annual)

Height & Spread90-120cm/3-4 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow SeedsSow indoors January/February/March, grow on and plant out in May. Sow direct when the soil has warmed up in April/May and sow again in summer June-September for early flowers next year. Takes 14 weeks from seed to flower from a spring sowing.
Thin/Plant OutPlant out 30cm/1 foot apart after the last frosts when the soil has warmed up in May.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Daucus is a tall sturdy plant. Support to keep the stems straight may be required if your garden is exposed to windy conditions.
Flower ProductionKeep cutting the blooms and your plants will keep producing flowers all summer long.
PickingPick when all the tiny flowers have opened and the flower head is quite flat.
Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds and stand flowers in a tall bucket of water for a good drink before arranging. Daucus flowers last about 1 week in a vase.
Planting CombinationsDaucus grows well with other tall hardy annual fillers such as Ammi and Dill.
The flat flower heads combine well with the spires of Larkspur and Antirrhinum.
A lovely filler for flower arrangements and pairs well with most blooms.

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