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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 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.

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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll White'

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£1.95
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Nigella 'Miss Jekyll White' Seeds

A striking hardy annual with fine feathery foliage and glamorous white flowers. Commonly known as Love in a Mist the flowers, foliage and seed pods of Nigella are all beautiful and useful for cutting. Sow outdoors in spring for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. For early flowers next year sow outdoors August -September or under cover in October.


GenusNigella damascena
VarietyMiss Jekyll White
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread45/60 cm x 30 (18/24 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow outdoors in August/September then again in March, April and May.
Seedlings resent root disturbance and don't transplant well.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 20/30cm (8/12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers well drained soil in full sun.

Nigella is one of the shorter annuals and looks best at the front of a bed.

Flower ProductionBeautiful white flowers produced from May to September if you sow in succession. Takes about 12 weeks to produce flowers from a spring sowing.
PickingPick Nigella flowers and seed pods early in the morning, remove some of the leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7-10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsNigella is a classic cottage garden plant and grows well in sunny gravel gardens. It is one of the best annuals for flowers and foliage that you can grow. Grow as a filler between tall annuals such as Larkspur, Cosmos and Ammi or perennials such as Iris.

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