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.


Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon'

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Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon' Seeds

Commonly known as the Hyacinth Bean these are annual climbing plants with dramatic purple twining stems, lush heart shaped leaves and masses of purple flowers and glossy wine coloured seed pods too.

Stems easily climb to 2 metres / 6 feet or even more so this is a brilliant plant for adding height to the garden either within your borders or as a distinct feature on it's own. Dolichos is not only very decorative it's great in the vegetable garden too. Hyacinth Bean vines are lovely for cutting and great for adding interest to large arrangements.

Don't let the exotic appearance of Hyacinth Beans put you off growing them. They are reliable performers in British gardens.

GenusDolichos lablab
VarietyRuby Moon
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Annual
Height & Spread
2 metres / 6 feet tall x 30cm/12 inches
Sow SeedsFor best results sow seeds under cover in March/April. Seeds need light to germinate. Grow seedlings on individually in 9cm pots then plant out your young plants in May after the last frost.
Thin/Plant OutHyacinth Beans need plenty of space to develop and grow.
When planting out allow about 30cm/12 inches between them.
Conditions RequiredThey will sulk if the weather is too cold so don't sow too soon. Grow in full sun in moist but well drained soil. Provide sturdy support such as canes or trellis or allow them to trail. Young plants grow rapidly twining around the supporting structure and netting as they grow. Feed every fortnight and water thoroughly in dry spells for best results.
Flower ProductionDolichos takes around 16 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers are produced from July until the first hard frosts in October.
PickingWhen cutting foliage cut the vines when the flowers have faded and the pods have formed. Pick when it’s cool… early in the morning or in the evening and pop them straight into a tall bucket of fresh water.
Planting CombinationsCombines beautifully with other late flowering Climbers like Ipomoea, Nasturtium and Half Hardy Annuals such as Dahlias, Cleome and Cosmos.

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