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 July.

There are lots of lovely Biennial Flower Seeds to sow this month. 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.

Wallflower Sunset MixedPlants like  Erysimum (Wallflowers) Digitalis (Foxgloves) Dianthus (Sweet William) Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppies) Myosotis (Forget-me-nots) Hesperis (Sweet Rocket) and Lunaria annua (Honesty) can be sown now ready for flowering next spring.

The best things about growing your own Biennial flowers from seed are:

  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.


Molucella laevis

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Molucella laevis Seeds

Molucella is a striking foliage plant with beautiful spires of green bells. It’s a native of Turkey and Syria but is commonly known as Bells of Ireland. It’s a brilliant plant for cutting and drying. A few stems of Molucella in bouquets gives a fresh and vibrant feel. Molucella is a productive plant with masses of stems for cutting. In my view it’s one of the best foliage plants you can grow.

How to grow Molucella laevis

GenusMolucella laevis
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height & Spread60-90cm/2-3 feet tall x 45cm/18 inches wide
Sow SeedsMolucella seeds needs a cold period to germinate well. Either place the seed packet in the freezer for one week to break dormancy then sow indoors in March/April. Or sow direct in May (after chilling) when the soil has warmed up and the outdoor temperature is above 15°C. Needs light to germinate. A spring sowing to flowering usually takes 14 weeks.
Thin/Plant OutThin/ Plant out 45cm apart. In windy places provide support such as twiggy sticks or netting stretched horizontally.
Conditions RequiredMolucella will grow in most soil conditions. Provide a sunny, well drained, sheltered spot for best results.
Flower ProductionMolucella flowers from June – September. Keep picking and dead heading to encourage the plants to carry on flowering.
PickingChoose a cool part of the day to pick such as early morning or evening. Remove lower leaves. Molucella lasts 7 -10 days in a vase and can be also be dried for use in floral arrangements.
Planting CombinationsThe beautiful fragrant apple green stems of Molucella combine well with most colourful annual flowers. They are particularly striking with tall white Cosmos, Snapdragons and Larkspur.

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