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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.

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Nicotiana alata 'Sensation Mixed'

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Nicotiana ‘Sensation Mixed’ Seeds

Nicotiana Sensation is long flowering and has velvety trumpet shaped blooms in shades of pink, purple, cream and lime green. It’s scented too and butterflies and moths love it. They love sun and dappled shade. In my view it’s essential for any cutting garden.

Nicotiana alata is a perennial plant from South America. You may know it as the Tobacco plant or Jasmine Tobacco. We treat it as a half hardy annual here in the UK. Just provide nice rich soil in a sunny spot with some dappled shade, keep it well watered and it will flower until the first frosts.

*** Nicotiana alata is related to the Tobacco plant but is NOT EDIBLE and is HARMFUL if EATEN***

GenusNicotiana alata
VarietySensation Mixed
Plant Type
Half Hardy Annual
Height & SpreadGrows to 75cm/2.5 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow SeedsNicotiana seeds are tiny and need light to germinate. Sow indoors in spring.
I’ve found that sowing a pinch of seed in small modules gives the best results.
Prick out the tiny seedlings into individual modules or small pots and grow on until they are well established. Alternatively sow outside in flowering position in May.

Thin/Plant Out
Plant young Nicotiana seedlings outside when the soil has warmed up in May.
Allow 30cm/1 foot spacing between plants.
Conditions RequiredLike most Half Hardy Annuals Nicotiana like the sun but these plants are not drought tolerant. Choose spot with some dappled shade and nice rich soil and then water well once each week. Nicotiana has low drought tolerance and will suffer if it dries out completely.
Flower Production
Nicotiana Sensation Mixed takes 12-14 weeks from seed to flower. Flowers are produced for 4 months from June onwards. Successive sowings (In March/April/May) will give you flowers until the first frosts. As long as you keep picking and deadheading these plants will carry on producing flowers for months on end.

PickingCut in cool conditions such as early morning, remove leaves and stand cut stems in clean deep waterfor several hours. Nicotiana lasts 7 days in a vase.

Planting CombinationsPlant Nicotiana with other half hardy annuals such as bright Zinnias, Rudbeckias and Antirrhinum. Alternatively they look great with the deep blue of Salvia viridis and with white daisies such as Feverfew and Cosmos.


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