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.


Leucanthemum 'Crazy Daisy'

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Leucanthemum 'Crazy Daisy' Seeds

Leucanthemum or Chrysanthemums as they are commonly known are some of our most beautiful and popular summer flowers. Crazy Daisy is a lovely perennial plant which produces rosettes of dark green leaves with tall stems topped by large white fluffy daisy-like flowers. Blooms are are large with yellow centres which attract Butterflies and Bees. Many of the flowers are double, some are semi-double. All have quill-like petals which give the fluffy look.

Lovely for cottage gardens and formal borders in more manicured gardens, Crazy Daisies flower from May until August or September. They love sun and dappled shade. They grow beautifully with grasses, geranium, achillea and other summer flowering perennials.

Leucanthemum Crazy Daisy jolly useful in the garden and is an excellent, long lasting cut flower. Grow in full sun with some dappled shade and well drained soil for best results.

GenusLeucanthemum x superbum

Common nameChrysanthemum Crazy Daisy, Crazy Daisies, Shasta Daisy
Plant TypeHardy Perennial. Cut Flower.
Height & Spread60-75cm (2-2.5 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow SeedsSow seeds January to June. Cover lightly with vermiculite. Germination takes around 2 weeks at 15°C to 20 °C.
Alternatively sow in autumn for flowers the following year.
Thin/Plant OutAllow a minimum space of 30cm per plant. Plant in small group to form a distinctive clump.
Conditions RequiredLeucanthemum love well drained soil and don't like to be wet all winter long. They prefer a site with plenty of sunshine and some dappled shade too. A cold spell of several weeks encourages flower production.
Flower ProductionBlooms are produced from May until August/September. Keep cutting to encourage more flowers. Once flowering is over cut the plants back and mulch around them with organic matter to feed them ready for next year. Divide the plants once every 3 years.
PickingCut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Lasts at least 7 days as a cut flower. (Don't use too many in one vase as their scent can be overpowering!)
Planting CombinationsCrazy Daisies are great in the cutting garden and in borders grow particularly well with roses, grasses, Geranium, Achillea and other summer flowering perennials.

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