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 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.


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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