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 July.

There are lots of lovely Biennial Flower Seeds to sow this month. 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.

Wallflower Sunset MixedPlants like  Erysimum (Wallflowers) Digitalis (Foxgloves) Dianthus (Sweet William) Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppies) Myosotis (Forget-me-nots) Hesperis (Sweet Rocket) and Lunaria annua (Honesty) can be sown now ready for flowering next spring.

The best things about growing your own Biennial flowers from seed are:

  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 rhoeas 'Shirley Double Mixed'

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Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley Double Mixed' Seeds

Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow from seed with gorgeous open papery blooms. Shirley Double Mixed has double and bi coloured flowers in pastel shades ranging from palest pink and white to orange and red flowers. Flowers are produced from late spring (end of May) to late summer (August). If you need some colour in your life this could be a great plant for you! Poppies are brilliant planted in drifts and makes a lovely cut flower too.

GenusPapaver rhoeas
VarietyShirley Double Mixed
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height & Spread60cm tall x 20cm spread (2 feet tall x 8 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 slightly earlier flowers next year.
Thin/Plant OutThin seedlings to allow sufficient space (30cm) for the young plants to grow and develop.

Conditions RequiredShirley Double Mixed 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 of colourful blooms and plenty of flowers for cutting then sow Shirley Double Mixed with other Poppies in drifts.

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