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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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' Seeds

This lovely Foxglove produces tall spires of creamy white flowers spotted with rich purple/maroon freckles. Pam's Choice is one of the best Foxglove cultivars available. It's also known as Elsie Kelsey. Foxgloves love sun and dappled shade. Grow on it’s own in drifts for a striking effect or with other foxgloves in shades of pink and purple to fully appreciate the beauty of this plant.

In the wild Foxgloves are woodland edge plants where they grow in areas with sun and dappled shade. They are perfect for growing at the back of borders, along fences and underneath tall shrubs. Foxgloves add a lovely relaxed feel to a garden and are particularly good for country gardens, wildlife gardens and cottage gardens.
***Please note that all parts of Foxgloves are poisonous and they should be handled with care.***

GenusDigitalis purpurea

VarietyPam's Choice (Also known as Elsie Kelsey)
Plant TypeHardy Biennial
Height & Spread90-120cm (3 to 4 feet) tall x 45/60cm (18inches/two feet) spread
Sow SeedsSow indoors in summer on the surface of fine compost. Foxgloves need light to germinate so do not cover the tiny seeds. Foxglove seeds can also be sown direct – scatter the seeds when the soil is warm from the end of May onwards.

Thin/Plant OutThin out direct sown seedlings to allow plenty of space for the foliage to grow over winter. When seedlings raised indoors are large enough to handle pot up and grow on outdoors until the end of summer. In autumn plant out where you’d like them to flower next year. Allow 45 -60 cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredFoxgloves are woodland edge plants and love moist but well drained soil. They prefer part shade with some sunshine. If the site is too shady they will still flower but plants will become leggy and lean towards any available light.
Flower ProductionSow this spring/summer for flowering next spring. Like many biennials Foxgloves flower early in the year (end of April – early June) before hardy annuals and perennials come into flower in June. Tall spires of white blooms are produced for up to two months.
PickingCut the main flower when the bottom third is open then lots of smaller spires of flowers will form over the next 6-8 weeks. Place your cut flowers into a tall bucket of warm water and allow to rest overnight before arranging. Make sure to keep the stems upright as tips will bend if you leave the cut flowers at an angle.
Planting CombinationsBe generous if you have the space and grow Foxgloves in drifts. They also grow beautifully with other biennials such as Sweet Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and Honesty (Lunaria annua) which also enjoy the same woodland edge type conditions

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