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 'Summer Sky'

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£2.95
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Larkspur 'Summer Sky' Seeds

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.

GenusConsolida
VarietySummer Sky (Sublime Series) Five colours: Azure Blue, Dark Blue, Lilac, White and Bicolour (blue & white)
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 then again in August/September.
** Seeds need stratification before sowing.**
Thin/Plant OutAllow 45cm (18 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.

Flower ProductionLarkspur usually take 15/16 weeks from sowing to flowering.
Beautiful double flowers produced from May to September.
PickingPick 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 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 Larkspurs, Ammi and Dill.

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