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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 May.
There are lots of lovely Hardy Annual Seeds to sow in April. They are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.
May is the month to sow Half Hardy Annuals too. Cosmos Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) Rudbeckia and Cleome can all be sown now.
COUNTRY GARDEN SEED SHOP
Foxglove Mix Seeds
These are some of my favourite and most productive Foxgloves. This mix contains three packets of seed for you to grow the most beautiful pastel blooms. Grow them together in the garden to give a range of height and colourful blooms or grow them in the cutting patch for stunning cut flowers.
- Digitalis 'Elsey Kelsey' produces tall spires of white flowers with speckled throats.
- Digitalis 'Apricot' is the softest pastel apricot colour. Both of them grow up to 1.2metres / 4 feet tall
- Digitalis 'Foxy' produces spires of flowers in a soft pink, lilac and cream all with speckled throats. It's shorter than most Foxgloves growing to just 75-90cm / 3 feet and each individual flower is upward facing which makes it jolly useful in the garden or as a cut flower in a tall vase.
In the wild Foxgloves are woodland edge plants where they grow in areas with sun and dappled shade. They are perfect for growing in borders, along fences and underneath tall shrubs. Foxgloves add a lovely relaxed feel to a garden and are particularly good for country gardens, wildlife gardens and cottage gardens.
***Please note that all parts of Foxgloves are poisonous and they should be handled with care.***
|Variety||Alba, Apricot & Foxy|
|Plant Type||Hardy Biennial (may be treated as an annual)|
|Height & Spread||75cm -1.2m (2.5-4 feet) tall x 30/45cm (12-18inches) spread|
|Sow Seeds||Sow indoors in spring and summer on the surface of fine compost. |
Foxgloves need light to germinate so do not cover the tiny seeds.
Foxglove seeds can also be sown direct – scatter the seeds when the soil is warm in summer from June to August.
|Thin/Plant Out||Thin out direct sown seedlings to allow plenty of space for the foliage to grow over winter. When seedlings raised indoors are large enough to handle pot up and grow on outdoors until the end of summer. In autumn plant out where you’d like them to flower next year. Allow a minimum of 30cm per plant.|
|Conditions Required||Foxgloves are woodland edge plants and love moist but well drained soil. They prefer part shade with some sunshine. If the site is too shady they will still flower but plants will become leggy and lean towards any available light.|
|Flower Production||Like many biennials Foxgloves flower early in the year (May and June) before most hardy annuals and perennials come into flower in summer. Tall spires of pastel coloured blooms are produced for up to two months.|
|Picking||Cut the main flower when the bottom third is open then lots of smaller spires of flowers will form over the next 6-8 weeks. Place your cut flowers into a tall bucket of warm water and allow to rest overnight before arranging. |
Make sure you keep the stems upright as tips will bend if you leave the cut flowers at an angle.
|Planting Combinations||Be generous if you have the space and grow Foxgloves in drifts. They also grow beautifully with other biennials such as Sweet Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and Honesty (Lunaria annua) which also enjoy the same woodland edge type conditions.|