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.


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
GenusDianthus caryophyllus

Common nameGiant Chabaud Mixed
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Perennial. Treat as Hardy Annual. Cut Flower
Height & Spread45-60cm (18-24 inches) tall x 45cm ( 18 inches) spread
Sow SeedsSow 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 OutGrow on in 9cm pots then plant out In May when the soil has warmed up.
Allow a minimum space of 45cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredDianthus 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 ProductionScented blooms are produced from July until September. After flowering protect your plants from frost and winter rain for repeat flowering next year.
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. Lasts up to 7 days as a cut flower.
Planting CombinationsIf 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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