It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.
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.
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Papaver nudicaule 'Artists Glory'
Iceland Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow with gorgeous open papery blooms. Artist's Glory Mixed seeds are a cost effective way of producing a lot of beautiful poppy plants for your garden. Flowers are large and all shades of apricot, orange, yellow, pink and cream and white. They are extremely hardy and will tolerate cold winters. Flowers are produced in late spring and early summer before the rest of the garden gets going so if you need some colour in your life this could be a great plant for you! Brilliant planted in drifts at the front of the border and makes a lovely cut flower too.
|Variety||Artist's Glory Mixed|
|Plant Type||Hardy Biennial|
|Height & Spread||40cm tall x 30cm spread|
|Sow Seeds||Sow seeds in summer at 13°C-18°C for planting out in autumn. Seeds are tiny so do not cover them because they need light to germinate. Water trays from below to prevent the seeds being washed away. Alternatively Iceland Poppies can be treated as annuals and sown in March for planting out 8 to 10 weeks later when the soil has warmed up in May. Takes approx 100 - 120 days from seed to flower.|
|Thin/Plant Out||Plant well established young plants into their flowering position from the end of August to the end of September. For extra early blooms grow undercover in a polytunnel or greenhouse. Allow sufficient space (30cm) for the young plants to grow and develop. During autumn and winter Papaver nudicaule produces a good root system and forms a large rosettes of foliage ready for flowering in late spring.|
|Conditions Required||Papaver nudicaule will grow in most garden situations ranging from full sun to shade. These Iceland Poppies can survive cold winters but they don't perform well if it's baking hot in summer. The perfect spot has some dappled shade and some sunshine. They prefer moist but well drained soil. |
|Flower Production||Papaver nudicaule flowers from May until July the year after an autumn sowing. Grow plenty because their early flowers fill the gap left after the Tulips have finished. Usually flowers are produced for a good two to three months or more.|
|Picking||Pick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the buds are just starting to break open. Iceland Poppies are productive plants so harvest frequently to keep the blooms coming. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds to prolong vase life and place immediately in fresh clean water. They should then last 5 to 7 days as a cut flower.|
|Planting Combinations||If you want a good show of early blooms and lots of flowers for cutting then plant lots of Iceland Poppies together in drifts.|