It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.
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
Larkspur 'Giant Hyacinth Flowered Mixed'
With spires of double flowers in shades of pink, lilac, blue cream and white on long strong stems Larkspur Giant Hyacinth is a real stunner.
Sow outdoors in March and May then sow again in autumn for early flowers next year. From an autumn sowing Larkspur produces sturdy plants and flowers early the following year. If you love Delphiniums then you'll love these! Larkspur are annual Delphiniums.
Seeds need COLD STRATIFICATION- please see a simple explanation on the RESOURCES PAGE.
Annual Larkspur are extremely hardy... they are classic country garden plants.
Their dramatic flowers are good in your borders, for cut flowers or making confetti.
|Variety||Giant Hyacinth Flowered Mixed|
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual|
|Height and Spread||60/90cm x 30 (18/24 inches tall x 12 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow indoors February, March and April. Sow outdoors in April and May then again in August/September. |
** Seeds need stratification before sowing.**
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow 30 (12 inches) between plants.|
|Conditions Required||Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.|
Provide netting support to keep plants upright or the stems will bend. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails... they love to nibble on Larkspur seedlings in particular.
|Flower Production||Do not pinch out the tips of Giant Hyacinth Larkspur. Each stem produces one amazing flower so make successive sowings in autumn, early spring and late sprinf for flowers from May to September.|
|Picking||Pick Larkspur early in the morning, remove most of the leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Larkspur flowers last 10 days in a vase.|
|Planting Combinations||Larkspur 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 tall hardy annuals such as Ammi and Dill and other Larkspur varieties such as the Sublime Mixed and Summer Sky. |