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 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.


Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'


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Nigella 'Oxford Blue' Seeds

A popular hardy annual with fine feathery foliage and striking blue 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
VarietyOxford Blue
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 blue 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 Cosmos, Larkspur and Ammi or perennials such as Iris.

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