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
Lychnis flos-cuculi is one of our most beautiful wildflowers. This lovely perennial plant produces slender stems topped by masses of ragged pink flowers which are very attractive. It's commonly known as Ragged Robin... you can probably see why from these photos! Petals are deeply divided and are loved by Bees and Butterflies. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects and recommended by the RHS too.
Lovely for damp areas in cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, wet grassland, stream sides and pond margins. Lychnis flowers in May and June. Grow in full sun with moist soil for best results. Ragged Robin grows beautifully with plants which share their love of moist soil including Marsh Marigold and Meadowsweet.
|Genus||Lychnis flos-cuculi Also known as Silene flos-cuculi|
|Common name||Ragged Robin|
|Plant Type||Perennial. Wildflower|
|Height & Spread||30-60cm (1-2 feet) tall x 30cm (12 inches) spread|
|Sow Seeds||Sow seeds indoors in plugs anytime from spring to autumn. Cover very lightly and keep the compost moist. Alternatively sow direct in March/April or August/September.|
|Thin/Plant Out||In the garden allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant. |
|Conditions Required||Lychnis loves very moist soil. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine. |
|Flower Production||Flowers from May to June.|
|Maintenance||Once established allow seed heads to form then Lychnis flos-cuculi will self sow.|
|Planting Combinations||Ragged Robin grows particularly well with other moisture loving plants such as Marsh Marigold and Meadowsweet.|