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.


Papaver rhoeas 'Bridal Silk'


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Papaver rhoeas 'Bridal Silk' Seeds

Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow from seed with gorgeous open papery blooms. This beautiful white poppy is related to our native bright red field poppy which was once widely seen in cornfields all over the UK. Bridal Silk Poppy flowers are produced from June to late summer - August. If you love wildlife and white flowers then this could be a great plant for you! Poppies are brilliant planted in drifts and Bridal Silk is a lovely cut flower too. It's especially popular with florists for wedding flowers as the name suggests.

GenusPapaver rhoeas
VarietyBridal Silk
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height & Spread60cm tall x 30cm spread (2 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow direct in succession from spring to early summer. Poppies dislike root disturbance so it's best to sow where you want them to flower. Seeds are tiny so do not cover them because they need light to germinate. Take care when watering to prevent the seeds being washed away. Alternatively sow in August or September for bigger plants and slightly earlier flowers next year.
Thin/Plant OutThin seedlings to allow sufficient space (30cm/12 inches) for the young plants to grow and develop.

Conditions RequiredPapaver rhoeas will grow in most garden situations ranging from full sun to dappled shade. They prefer moist but well drained soil. Protect from slugs and snails because they love Poppies.
Flower Production Flowers produced in 10 -12 weeks from a spring sowing. Grow plenty and sow in succession for lots of blooms.
PickingPick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the buds are just starting to break open. Poppies last just a couple of days in a vase but they are productive plants so harvest frequently to keep the blooms coming. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds to prolong vase life and place immediately in fresh clean water.
Planting CombinationsIf you want a good show in your garden and plenty of flowers for cutting then sow Papaver rhoeas Bridal Silk with other Poppies in drifts.

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