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. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

Seeds to sow in October

October is a great time to sow Sweet Peas. You’ll have your pick of the seeds and autumn sown sweet peas produce the most vigorous plants and slightly earlier flowers too.

There are lots of Perennial Flowers that can be sown in October. They are easy to grow and produce flowers year after year. Perennials give you lots of flowers for cutting and your garden wildlife plenty of food and places to hide and overwinter.

If you live in a very mild area then you can carry on sowing Hardy Annuals outdoors in October 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 in autumn and you’ll save precious time in spring too. Besides, it’s so easy to scatter a few seeds now and just let them get on with it!

October is a great time to sow Wild Flowers such as Yellow Rattle, Field Scabious and Poppies. The soil is still 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.

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Larkspur 'Dark Blue'

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Larkspur 'Dark Blue' Seeds

Larkspur 'Dark Blue' has spires of deep ble/purple double flowers on long branching stems. From an autumn sowing Larkspur produces sturdy plants and flowers early the following year. They can also be sown in succession in spring to give for the longest flowering period. If you are growing flowers for cutting then I suggest you sow in March and May too.

If you love Delphiniums then you'll love these! Larkspur are annual Delphiniums.

Larkspur seed germinates best with a period of cold stratification. You'll find a simple explanation of how to do this on the Blog. Annual Larkspur are extremely hardy... they are classic country garden plants. Their dramatic flowers are good in your borders, for cut flowers and for drying to make confetti. In fact some people say that Larkspur makes the best confetti!

GenusConsolida
Variety'Dark Blue'
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread90-120cm x 30-45cm ( 3-4 feet tall x 12-18 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in February/March. Sow outdoors in April/May thern again in autumn, September/October. Larkspur usually takes 20 to 22 weeks from seed to flower ** Seeds need cold stratification before sowing.**
Thin/Plant OutAllow 45cm (18 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Provide netting support stretched horizontally to keep plants upright or the stems will bend.
Flower ProductionBeautiful dark blue to purple flowers produced from May to September.
PickingPick Larkspur early in the morning, remove most of the leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsLarkspur is one of the best annual flowers you can grow. You will be amazed at how gorgeous these flowers are and how talented you are for growing them! They grow particularly well with other tall Larkspur, Ammi and Dill.

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