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 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.


Eschscholzia Thai Silk Mixed

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Eschscholzia 'Thai Silk Mixed' Seeds

Thai Silk Eschscholzia are Californian poppies with single, double and semi-double flowers. Petals are attractively ruffled and come in all sorts of shades from creamy white, to apricot, orange and pink. Sow in spring and late summer/autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year. Thai Silk is a shorter variety of Californian Poppy so it's lovely for posies. It's very easy to grow, produces masses of flowers and is brilliant for edging paths.

GenusEschscholzia californica
VarietyThai Silk Mixed
Plant TypeHardy Annual, Cut Flower, Edging Plant
Height & Spread25 cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow outdoors in late summer/autumn for nice strong early flowering plants.
Sow again in spring (March/April/May) for flowers lasting until late summer.
Thin/Plant OutEschscholzia dislike root disturbance - sow them where you want them to flower. 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. If you sow in autumn and spring
flowers are produced from May to August in all shades of pink, orange and creamy white.
PickingPick early in the morning or on a 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 little vase with blue flowers such as Cerithe and Salvia.

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