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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
Nasturtium 'Gleam Mixed'
Nasturtium 'Gleam Mixed' Seeds
Tropaeolum are annual climbing plants with twining stems and masses of striking red, orange, salmon and creamy yellow flowers produced from mid summer to late autumn. The colourful funnel shaped flowers have long spurs and are very attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. Leaves are mid green and round with waved edges and are very attractive too.
Stems easily climb or trail to 1.2 metres / 4 feet so this is a brilliant plant for adding height to the garden either within your borders or as a distinct feature on it's own. Nasturtiums are great in the vegetable garden to attract pests away from your crops and they will happily grow in large pots on a sunny patio too. Gleam Nasturtiums are also good for cut flowers and great for adding interest to large arrangements.
Don't let the exotic appearance of Nasturtiums put you off growing them. They are reliable performers in British gardens.
|Plant Type||Half Hardy Annual, Cut Flowers/Vines, Edible Flowers|
|Height & Spread||1.2 metres / 4 feet tall x 30cm/12 inches|
|Sow Seeds||For best results sow seeds under cover in April. Grow seedlings on individually in 9cm pots then plant out your young plants in May after the last frost. Sow direct from May to July.|
|Thin/Plant Out||Nasturtiums need plenty of space to develop and grow. |
When planting out allow about 30cm/12 inches between them.
|Conditions Required||They will sulk if the weather is too cold so don't sow too soon. Grow in full sun in moist but well drained soil. Provide sturdy support such as canes or trellis or allow them to trail. Young plants grow rapidly twining around the supporting structure and netting as they grow. |
|Flower Production||Tropaeolum takes around 10 -12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers are produced from June until the first hard frosts in October.|
|Picking||Cut vines when they feel leathery and firm. Pick when it’s cool… early in the morning or in the evening and pop them straight into a tall bucket of fresh water.|
|Planting Combinations||Combines beautifully with other late flowering Climbers like Ipomoea and Half Hardy Annuals such as Dahlias, Cleome and Cosmos.|