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.


Eschscholzia Ivory Castle

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Eschscholzia 'Ivory Castle' Seeds

A simple poppy from California with creamy white flowers and feathery foliage. Flowers open in sun to reveal pretty yellow stamens then close when night falls. Sow in March and May for summer-long flowers. Sow again in late summer/autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year. Sow again in spring for the longest flowering period. Californian Poppies are easy to grow, produce masses of flowers and are great for edging paths. They are also perfect for posies and pollinators.

GenusEschscholzia californica
VarietyIvory Castle
Plant TypeHardy Annual, Cut Flower, Wildlife Flower
Height & Spread45cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow outdoors in late summer/autumn for winter foliage and nice strong early flowering plants. Sow again in spring (March/April/May) for flowers lasting until late summer.
Thin/Plant OutEschscholzia dislike root disturbance - it's best to sow them where you want them to flower. Thin out seedlings to allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredWhen the young Californian Poppies are established they are drought tolerant. They need free draining soil in full sun - sandy soils or gravel gardens are best.
Flower ProductionTakes ten weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Creamy white flowers produced from May to August.
PickingPick early in the morning or cool evening and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsGrow Eschscholzia with other drought tolerant plants such as Nigella.
They look brilliant in a vase with blue flowers such as Cerithe and Salvia.
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