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 'Summer Sky'
This is our unique selection of the Sublime Larkspur range with spires of double flowers in four shades of blue plus white on long branching stems. This variety is often chosen by commercial flower growers and farmer /florists because of their vigour, health and productivity.
There are five colours in this mix: Dark Blue (almost purple) Azure Blue, Lilac, White and Bicolour which is truly beautiful with blue and white blooms.
If you love Delphiniums you'll love Larkspur... they are annual Delphiniums.
Annual Larkspur are extremely hardy... they are classic country garden plants. From an autumn sowing Larkspur produces sturdy plants
and flowers early the following year. They can also be sown in spring and will flower just 16 weeks later.
Seeds need COLD STRATIFICATION - please see a simple explanation on the blog.
Their dramatic flowers are good in your borders, for cut flowers and for making confetti.
|Variety||Summer Sky (Sublime Series) Five colours: Azure Blue, Dark Blue, Lilac, White and Bicolour (blue & white)|
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual|
|Height and Spread||90-120cm x 30-45cm ( 3-4 feet tall x 12-18 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow indoors in February/March.Sow outdoors in April/May then again in August/September. |
** Seeds need stratification before sowing.**
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow 45cm (18 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.
|Flower Production||Larkspur usually take 15/16 weeks from sowing to flowering.|
Beautiful double flowers produced from May to September.
|Picking||Pick Larkspur early in the morning when one third of the blooms are open on the stem. |
Remove most of the leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 10 days in a vase. If you want to dry the petals for confetti then pick your flowers when just the top three blooms are still closed.
Hang bunches together in a warm, dry, dark place for two weeks.
|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 other tall Larkspurs, Ammi and Dill.