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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.

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Dipsacus fullonum

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Dipsacus fullonum Seeds

If you love tall dramatic plants then you will adore Dipsacus fullonum. Teasels as they are more commonly known have bright green prickly foliage with long sturdy stems topped by large spiny egg shaped flowers. They add a delightfully airy touch planted in drifts in borders and they are great for your wildlife garden. Bees, Butterflies and other beneficial insects feed on the hundreds of tiny tubular lilac blue flowers then in autumn when the seeds form in autumn you'll find Goldfinches and other small birds flocking to feed on those seeds.

Strictly speaking Dipsacus fullonum is a Biennial plant but you can treat it like a Hardy Annual too. Direct sow seeds from June to September for flowers the following year. Alternatively sow in spring for flowers this summer and autumn.

GenusDipsacus fullonum
Common Name Teasel
Plant TypeHardy Biennial (Can be treated as Hardy Annual) Wildflower

Height & Spread150-210cm/ 5-7 feet tall x 60cm/2 feet wide
Sow SeedsTo treat as a biennial sow direct June-September for flowers next year.
Alternatively treat as an annual and sow this spring for flowers this summer.
Thin/Plant OutThin seedlings to 60cm/2 feet apart to allow plenty of space for each Teasel plant to grow and develop.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Will grow in most garden conditions including heavy clay soil. Although Teasels are exceptionally tall plants, they are quite sturdy and generally need no support.
Flower ProductionBands of tiny lilac-blue flowers produced in summer.
PickingTeasels can be cut and dried for everlasting arrangements. Leave some seed heads in place throughout winter to feed the birds and provide shelter for Ladybirds and other tiny creatures.
Planting CombinationsTeasels grow well with other tall airy plants such as Cosmos, Ammi and Dill. I particularly love them with Verbena bonariensis.


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