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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Nigella hispanica

SKU 00190
£1.95
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Nigella hispanica Seeds

A striking hardy annual with fine feathery foliage and deep blue to purple flowers with dark red stamens followed by crimson seed pods. 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.

Genus Nigella hispanica
Common Name Love-in-a-mist
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height and Spread 45-60 cm x 30 (18-24 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow outdoors in August/September then again in March,April and May.
Seedlings resent root disturbance and don't transplant well.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 20/30cm (8/12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun. Nigella is one of the shorter annuals and looks best at the front of a bed.
Flower Production Beautiful deep blue/purple flowers produced from May to September if you sow in succession. Takes about 12 weeks to produce flowers from a spring sowing.
Picking Pick 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. Seed pods can be dried and will last indefinitely.
Planting Combinations Nigella 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 Ammi, Cosmos and Larkspur or perennials such as Iris. Lovely with White Nigella, Orlaya and Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue'

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