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.


Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

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Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' Seeds

Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' is a hardy annual with fine feathery foliage and beautiful navy blue/grey and white flowers. Commonly known as Love in a Mist the flowers, foliage and striking purple seed pods of Nigella 'Delft Blue' 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 papillosa
VarietyDelft 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. It's best to sow where you want them to flower. Nigella 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 navy blue/grey 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 cut flowers and foliage that you can grow. Grow as a filler between taller annuals such as Ammi, Cosmos and Larkspur or perennials such as Iris.

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