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.

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Larkspur Dark Blue & Dill

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Larkspur Dark Blue & Dill Seeds

Larkspur 'Dark Blue' has spires of deep blue/purple double flowers on long branching stems. If you love Delphiniums then you'll love these! Larkspur are annual Delphiniums. Larkspur seeds needs cold stratification. You'll find a simple explanation of how to do this on the Blog. Annual Larkspur are extremely hardy... they are also beautiful classic country garden plants. Their dramatic flowers are good in your borders, for cut flowers and for making confetti.

Forists Dill 'Mariska' is the perfect plant to grow with Dark Blue Larkspur. It has sturdy ridged stems and flowers early making quite a statement in the garden. Anethum has feathery foliage and lots of lovely lime green flower heads for cutting. The flowers are unscented but the foliage is aromatic (aniseed) and is often used to flavour fish, soups, salads and pickles.

Both Dill and Larkspur are easy and rewarding to grow so they are great for beginners. They are also good for container planting (choose a large pot!) and have masses of pollen and nectar which will attract beneficial insects into your garden.


Genus

Anethum graveolens & Consolida ambigua

Variety

Two packets of Seed: Anethum graveolens 'Mariska' & Larkspur Dark Blue

Plant TypeHardy Annuals

Height & Spread

90cm/3 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide

Sow Seed

For best results sow Dill several times from mid-spring to mid-summer directly where you would like it to grow and flower. Sow Larkspur in autumn and spring. Larkspur seeds germinate best after a cold spell.

Thin/Plant Out

Thin seedlings to 30cm /12 inches apart and grow on

Conditions Required

Dill produces a long taproot and prefers deeper fertile soil than most other annuals. Plenty of sunshine will encourage flower production although both these plants will tolerate dappled shade
Flower Production

Beautiful dark blue Larkspur flowers and dramatic yellow-lime Dill flowers produced from June to September

Picking

Pick when it’s cool either early morning or in the evening. Dill flowers last 7 -10 days in a vase. Larkspur lasts 10 days
Planting Combination

The acid green flower heads of Dill compliment most brightly coloured annual flowers and also contrast well with cool blues and whites. The intense dark blue flowers of this Larkspur combine beautifully with the lime green flowers of Molucella, Bupleurum and Nicotiana.




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