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 July.

There are lots of lovely Biennial Flower Seeds to sow this month. 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.

Wallflower Sunset MixedPlants like  Erysimum (Wallflowers) Digitalis (Foxgloves) Dianthus (Sweet William) Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppies) Myosotis (Forget-me-nots) Hesperis (Sweet Rocket) and Lunaria annua (Honesty) can be sown now ready for flowering next spring.

The best things about growing your own Biennial flowers from seed are:

  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.


Larkspur 'Giant Hyacinth Flowered Mixed'

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Larkspur 'Giant Hyacinth' Seeds

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.
VarietyGiant Hyacinth Flowered Mixed
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread60/90cm x 30 (18/24 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors February, March and April. Sow outdoors in April and May then again in August/September.
** Seeds need stratification before sowing.**
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30 (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers 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 ProductionDo 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.
PickingPick 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 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 tall hardy annuals such as Ammi and Dill and other Larkspur varieties such as the Sublime Mixed and Summer Sky.

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