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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.

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Papaver nudicaule 'Champagne Bubbles White'

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Papaver 'Champagne Bubbles White' Seeds

Iceland Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow with gorgeous open blooms. 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. Brilliant planted in drifts at the front of the border and makes a lovely cut flower too with other biennials such as Sweet Rocket, Honesty and Foxgloves.


GenusPapaver nudicaule
VarietyChampagne Bubbles White
Plant TypeHardy Biennial
Height & Spread45cm tall x 30cm spread
Sow SeedsSow seeds in summer at 13-18C for planting out in autumn. Seeds are tiny so do not cover seeds because they need light to germinate and water trays from below to prevent the seeds being washed away.
Alternatively Iceland Poppies can be treated as annuals and sown in March/April 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 OutPlant well established young plants into their flowering position from the end of August to the end of September taking care not to disturb their roots. 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 RequiredPapaver 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 ProductionPapaver nudicaule flowers from May until July the year after sowing. Grow plenty because their early flowers fill the gap left after the Tulips have finished. Usually flowers are produced for a good two months or more.
PickingPick 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 CombinationsIf you want a good show of early blooms and lots of flowers for cutting then plant lots of Iceland Poppies together in drifts with Wallflowers.


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