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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.


Geranium pratense

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Geranium pratense Seeds

Geranium pratense, the Meadow Cranesbill has the most gorgeous soft blue flowers in abundance all summer long. Each flower has 5 petals in the most perfect shade of violet-blue and Geranium foliage is attractive too with deeply divided leaves. They are lovely in wildflower meadows and also grow really well in more traditional garden beds and borders where they scramble and mingle amongst herbaceous plants. They love sun and dappled shade.

Geranium pratense are brilliant plants for your garden because they grow beautifully with other wildflowers and more traditional border perennials such as Lychnis coronaria and Achillea. They are super productive giving you an excellent show in the garden or meadow and masses of flowers. What's more they are perennial. Cut the foliage back after the first flush of summer flowers and they'll grow again to flower later in the season and go on doing that year after year. Awarded the Perfect for Pollinators badge by the RHS.

GenusGeranium pratense
Common nameMeadow Cranesbill
Plant TypeHardy Perennial. Wild Flower.
Height & Spread60-90cm tall x 60 cm wide (2-3 feet tall x 2 feet)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in late winter from February to April or in autumn from August to September. Germinates at 10-13°C. Patience is required as Geraniums take from 30 to 90 days. Please note that seeds need a period of cold stratification to germinate best. Allow seedlings to grow until well established then pot on.
Plant OutPlant out after the last frosts from May onwards. Once plants are established they are hardy all year round to minus 20°C.
Conditions RequiredGeranium pratense will grow in most soils but prefers well drained soil... they will not tolerate waterlogging. They prefer a sunny or partly shaded spot. Lovely for meadows and will also grow in garden borders with other more traditional border perennials.
Flower ProductionMasses of blooms produced from June to September.
MaintenanceMow over meadows or cut back clumps of Geraniums in borders after flowering to encourage new foliage growth and a second flush of flowers. Divide and replant mature plants in spring.
Planting CombinationsGeranium pratense is one of the most beautiful perennial wild flowers that you can grow. Masses of flowers are produced over summer. They make a great show on their own and are particularly lovely with other meadow wildflowers such as Knautia arvensis, Leucanthemum vulgare and grasses such as Briza media and Briza maxima.
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