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.


Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

SKU 00211
In stock
Product Details

Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden' Seeds

Gypsophila is one of our most beautiful hardy annuals with many loose sprays of flowers and grey/green foliage. Commonly known as Baby's Breath every stem of Gypsophila has hundreds of tiny white flowers on thin wiry stems. It's good in mixed borders, for cut flower production and attracts pollinating insects too.

Sow in succession in spring for summer flowers then sow again in early autumn for larger stronger plants and more flowers early next year.

GenusGypsophila elegans
VarietyCovent Garden
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread45cm / 18 inches tall x 30 / 12 inches wide
Sow SeedsSow in succession for the longest flowering period. Sow indoors March to April then sow direct in May and June. Sow indoors in late summer/autumn for early flowers next year.
Thin/Plant Out30 cm apart
Conditions RequiredGrow in full sun in well drained soil. Needs plenty of water but not waterlogged soil. Gypsophila may need some support such as twiggy sticks in windy situations.
Flower ProductionJune to August. Takes 12 weeks to flower if sown in spring. Each sowing produces blooms for 8 weeks.
PickingPick early in the day and strip most of the leaves from the stem. Sear stem ends for 20 seconds then stand them in deep water to condition for several hours before arranging. Gypsophila lasts up to 7 days as a cut flower.
Planting CombinationsGrows beautifully with Cornflowers, Cosmos and Eschscholzia and other airy annual flowers. A classic 'filler plant' Gypsophila is perfect for adding a light touch to any planting scheme and bunches of cut flowers.
Save this product for later