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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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Dianthus 'Giant Chabaud Mixed'

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Dianthus 'Giant Chabaud Mixed' Seeds

One packet of seeds to grow a mixture of amazing scented French heirloom Carnations. These lovely plants produce tall stems with large fully double fringed flowers in vintage shades of pink and red, salmon and peach, lemon and white. Flowers are scented and quite decadent with their large ruffled blooms. Excellent for cut flowers.

You may be used to seeing small bunches of unscented Carnations for sale at budget prices in your local supermarket. Please note that these Chabaud Carnations are about as far removed from convenience store flowers as you can get with their tall stems and large scented blooms.

In the flower world Carnations are making a big comeback. Their timeless elegance suits today's popular Vintage style for both flower arrangements, weddings and cottage gardens. If you are creating a scented cutting garden this year then the fragrant flowers of Chabaud Carnations may be right up your street.
Each individual flower is upward facing which makes Chabaud Carnations jolly useful in the garden or as a cut flower. Grow in full sun with well drained soil for best results
Genus Dianthus caryophyllus

Common name Giant Chabaud Mixed
Plant Type Half Hardy Perennial. Treat as Hardy Annual. Cut Flower
Height & Spread 45-60cm (18-24 inches) tall x 45cm ( 18 inches) spread
Sow Seeds Sow in February/March/April indoors in modules at 16-20°C. Seeds need light to germinate and usually take no more than 14 days to sprout.
Thin/Plant Out Grow on in 9cm pots then plant out In May when the soil has warmed up.
Allow a minimum space of 45cm per plant.
Conditions Required Dianthus love well drained soil. They prefer a site with plenty of sunshine too. Feed and water regularly to keep flower production going for up to 10 weeks.
Flower Production Scented blooms are produced from July until September. After flowering protect your plants from frost and winter rain for repeat flowering next year.
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 up to 7 days as a cut flower.
Planting Combinations If you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of these lovely Carnations. Grows particularly well with other scented flowers in the cutting patch.

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