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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 July 2021

July is a great time to sow all sorts of flower seeds. This is a great month to sow Biennials such as Forget-me-Nots, Wallflowers and Sweet William for early flowering next Spring. You can carry on sowing Perennials and Wildflowers in July too. You can also sow quick growing Hardy Annuals such as Poppies and some Half Hardy Annuals such as Sunflowers. Get them going now and they’ll go on flowering until the winter cold sets in and the frost arrives.
There are so many lovely flowers to grow now. 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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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.

Genus Dipsacus fullonum
Common Name Teasel
Plant Type Hardy Biennial (Can be treated as Hardy Annual) Wildflower

Height & Spread 150-210cm/ 5-7 feet tall x 60cm/2 feet wide
Sow Seeds To 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 Out Thin seedlings to 60cm/2 feet apart to allow plenty of space for each Teasel plant to grow and develop.
Conditions Required Prefers 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 Production Bands of tiny lilac-blue flowers produced in summer.
Picking Teasels 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 Combinations Teasels grow well with other tall airy plants such as Cosmos, Ammi and Dill. I particularly love them with Verbena bonariensis.


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