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.


Nicotiana alata 'Whisper Mixed'

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Nicotiana 'Whisper Mixed' Seeds

Nicotiana Whisper Mixed is a lovely new plant developed specifically to be tall and healthy. It's perfect for the back of your borders and exceptionally long flowering. They love sun and dappled shade.
In my view Nicotianas are essential for any cutting garden and this one is particularly lovely with delicate looking pink and white trumpet shaped blooms. It’s scented too and butterflies and moths love it.

Nicotianas are perennial plants in their homeland of South America. You may know it as the Tobacco plant or Jasmine Tobacco. We treat them as a half hardy annuals here in the UK. Just provide nice rich soil in a sunny spot with some dappled shade, keep it well watered and they will flower until the first frosts.

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

VarietyWhisper Mixed
Plant Type
Half Hardy Annual
Height & SpreadGrows to 90cm/3 feet tall x 45cm/18 inches 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 45cm/1.5 feet 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. Please note that Nicotiana will suffer if it dries out completely.
Flower Production
Nicotiana Whisper 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.
PickingPicking encourages the plants to produce side shoots and lots more flowers.
Cut in cool conditions such as early morning, remove leaves and stand cut stems in clean deep water for several hours. Nicotiana Whisper Mixed lasts 7-10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsPlant Nicotiana Whisper Mixed with other tall half hardy annuals such as Cosmos, Antirrhinum, Zinnias and Cleome.

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