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
The Ox-Eye Daisy is one of our most beautiful and popular wildflowers. This lovely perennial plant produces rosettes of dark green leaves with tall stems topped by large white daisy-like flowers. As you can see from the photos, blooms are wide open with large yellow centres which are easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects.
Lovely for cottage gardens and for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard, Ox-eye Daisies flower from May until August or September. They love sun and dappled shade. They are also suited to naturalistic planting schemes and wild flower meadows because they grow beautifully with grasses, knautia, geranium and other wildflowers.
Each individual flower is upward facing which makes is jolly useful in the garden or as a cut flower. Grow in full sun with some dappled shade and well drained soil for best results.
|Common name||Ox-Eye Daisy|
|Plant Type||Hardy Perennial. May also be treated as an annual. Cut Flower.|
|Height & Spread||60cm (2 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread|
|Sow Seeds||For the earliest flowers direct sow in late summer - autumn (Aug/Sept-October). Alternatively treat as annual flowers and direct sow in spring (February-April).|
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.|
|Conditions Required||Leucanthemum vulgare love well drained soil. They prefer a site with plenty of sunshine and some dappled shade too.|
|Flower Production||Blooms are produced from May until August/September. Once flowering is over cut back or mow over the plants if naturalised in grass.|
|Picking||Cut 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 up to 7 days as a cut flower. (Don't use too many in one vase as their scent can be overpowering!)|
|Planting Combinations||If you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of these lovely Ox-Eye Daisies. Grows particularly well with grasses, Knautia, Geranium and other wildflowers.|