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.


Myosotis sylvatica

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Myosotis sylvatica Seeds

This lovely plant produces masses of tiny blue flowers with a yellow and white eye. Grow on it’s own in drifts or with other early spring flowering plants to fully appreciate the delicate blooms of this special plant.

In the wild Forget-me-nots are woodland edge plants where they grow in areas with sun and dappled shade. They are perfect for growing at the back of borders, along fences and hedges and underneath tall deciduous shrubs. Forget-me-nots add a lovely relaxed feel to a garden and are particularly good for country gardens, wildlife gardens and cottage gardens.

GenusMyosotis sylvatica

Common NameForget-me-not
Plant TypeHardy Biennial
Height & Spread30-45cm (12-18 inches) tall x 20cm (8 inches) spread
Sow SeedsTo treat as annuals sow indoors in February - April on the surface of fine compost. Myosotis need light to germinate so do not cover the tiny seeds. To treat as biennials sow direct in late summer/early autumn whilst the soil is warm.
Thin/Plant OutWhen indoor raised seedlings are large enough to handle pot up into 9cm pots and grow on indoors until May when they can be planted into their flowering position
Conditions RequiredForget-me-nots are hedge bottom and woodland edge plants and love moist but well drained soil. They prefer part shade with some sunshine. If the site is too shady they will still flower but plants will become leggy and lean towards any available light.
Flower ProductionMasses of bright blue flowers are produced for up to two months from May/June to July.
PickingForget-me-nots make beautiful little posies and button holes. Sear stem ends for the longest lasting cut flowers (up to 10 days)
Planting CombinationsBe generous if you have the space and grow Forget-me-nots in drifts. They also grow beautifully with other biennials such as Sweet Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and Honesty (Lunaria annua) which also enjoy the same woodland edge type conditions.

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