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.


Orlaya grandiflora


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Orlaya grandiflora

Orlaya is commonly known as the White Lace Flower. It has flat heads of pure white blooms made up of clusters of florets surrounded by larger rays. Foliage is green and finely dissected so the plants look delicate and frothy. In fact they are quite tough and will cope with most gardens as long as you plant them in a sunny place.

This lovely hardy annual plant is brilliant for adding a lighter touch to your planting schemes or cut flower beds. Orlaya is especially lovely in bunches of mixed flowers. It’s easy to grow and good for pollinating insects too. Sow in spring for flowers this summer and sow again in autumn for early flowers next year.

GenusOrlaya grandiflora
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height & Spread60cm/2 feet tall x 30cm/12 inches wide
Sow SeedsSow indoors in March and April. Sow direct in May when the soil has warmed up and the outdoor temperature is above 15°C. Sowing in spring to flowering usually takes 12 weeks. Alternatively sow in August or September.
Thin/Plant OutThin/ Plant out 30cm apart Taking care not to damage the tap root. Provide support such as twiggy sticks or netting stretched horizontally.
Conditions RequiredOrlaya is native to dry grassy places in South East Europe and Central Asia such as olive groves and vineyards. Orlaya will grow in most soil conditions. Provide a sunny, well drained, sheltered spot for best results.
Flower ProductionOrlaya flowers from June – September
PickingKeep picking and dead heading to encourage the plants to carry on flowering. Choose a cool part of the day to pick such as early morning or evening. Orlaya lasts 7 -10 days in a vase
Planting CombinationsThe beautiful lacy white flowers of Orlaya combine well with Cosmos, Eschscholzia, Nigella and Nicotiana.

Thanks very much for your reviews of Orlaya grandiflora Seeds!

"Arrived very quickly and with a free packet of poppy seeds and an individualised note. 100% of the seeds germinated very quickly and are growing on well. I'm keen to see how well they flower later in the year." June Forrest

“Delivered very quickly and with a handwritten note and a bonus packet of carefully chosen seeds as well. Thank you very much!” M Francis

“What lovely customer service. Seeds arrived on time and just as described, with a special little note and some additional seeds of a similar type, so just perfect and thoughtful!” Izzy C

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Orlaya grandiflora