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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.


Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'

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Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' Seeds

Bronze Fennel is one of the most interesting perennials of all. If you've ever been to Chelsea Flower Show or seen it on the TV you'll have seen Bronze Fennel in many of the show gardens. It's soft frothy foliage is perfect with early flowering annuals and perennials such as Orlaya and Anchusa.
This lovely plant produces masses of upright stems with fine bronze-purple foliage which form a see through haze. You can keep cutting the foliage to encourage more of the lovely purple bronze foliage to grow or let your plants flower if you prefer. You'll be rewarded with tall stems topped by flat heads with a mass of tiny yellow flowers from June to August or even September if you're lucky. The intense yellow fennel flowers are full of nectar which bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects love. It's brilliant a splash of colour in the garden and great for wildlife gardens too.

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' is a hardy perennial plant, it loves free draining soils and a sunny spot. In ideal conditions it's hardy to minus 15°C.

GenusFoeniculum vulgare

Plant TypeHardy Perennial. Grown for Attractive Foliage. You may prefer to grow Bronze Fennel as a Biennial sowing this summer for lots of foliage next spring and summer.
Height & Spread180cm tall (6feet) x 60cm spread (2 feet)
Sow SeedsSow direct from April to June. Seedlings do not transplant well so it's best to sow Fennel where you want it to grow. To treat as a biennial sow in summer for early growth the following spring.
ThinAllow a minimum space of 60cm ( 2 feet ) per plant.
Conditions RequiredOnce established Bronze Fennel prefers very well drained soil. They also prefer a sheltered spot in full sun.
Foliage/Flower ProductionFoliage is produced for months on end as long as you keep cutting to promote new growth. Blooms from July until August/September if you let it. After flowering Fennel seedheads are long lasting.
Planting CombinationsIf you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of these lovely Bronze Fennel plants. Grows particularly well with Cerinthe, Geum, Geranium, Orlaya and Grasses.

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