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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Didiscus caeruleus 'Lacy Mixed'

SKU 00060
£1.95
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Didiscus 'Lacy Mixed' Seeds

Each 8cm/3 inch flower head is full of tiny star shaped flowers in shades of blue, pink or white. The lacy scented blooms and long stems make Didiscus the perfect plant to add a contemporary touch to your flower arrangements or planting schemes. Didiscus Lacy Mixed is a lovely plant to add to your garden or cut flower patch. You can even grow them in containers to fill any gaps in your borders.

Didiscus originate from Western Australia and like warm conditions so don't sow them too early or sow them indoors. Once the plants are established they are very tolerant of heat and drought and windy situations.

GenusDidiscus caeruleus
VarietyLacy Mixed
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Annual
Height and Spread60cm/2 feet tall x 30cm/12 inches wide
Sow SeedsIndoors in March and April or sow direct in a sunny spot when the soil has warmed up in May.
Usually takes 14 weeks from seed to flower.
Thin or Plant OutPlant out in May after the last frosts. If sown direct thin to 30cm/1 foot apart.
Didiscus seedlings resent root disturbance so handle carefully at every stage.
Conditions requiredSeedlings need plenty of water until well established then they can cope with heat, drought and windy conditions. Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil.
Flower productionDidiscus will flower from July until the first frosts as long as you keep cutting the flowers or deadhead them to prevent seeds forming.
PickingPick flowers when it's cool early in the morning or in the evening when most of the flowers on each head are open. Didiscus blooms last 5 - 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsThe lacy flowers of Didiscus combine well with other flower shapes such as the spires of Snapdragons, Cornflower buttons and all kinds of daisies.
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