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.


Phlox 'Phlox of Sheep'

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Phlox 'Phlox of Sheep' Seeds

Phlox of Sheep is an attractive new annual with masses of gorgeous flowers in shades of orange and red, yellow and white, apricot and salmon, some with contrasting centres. It is fast and easy to grow, excellent in borders and patio containers.

Phlox is loved by Bees, Butterflies and Moths so is great in a wildlife garden. They are very easy and rewarding to grow so perfect for children and new gardeners to sow.

GenusPhlox drummondii
VarietyPhlox of Sheep
Plant TypeHardy Annual. Cut Flower and Filler for Posies. Good for Containers.
Height & Spread30 cm tall x 22cm wide (12 inches tall x 9 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors March to April then plant out after the last frosts. Direct sow from the end of May onwards.
Thin/Plant OutPlant out after the last frosts. Allow 22cm (9 inches) between plants. Pinch out the tips of young plants when they are 10cm tall (3-4") to encourage branching.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. They cope well with dry spells but like all plants appreciate a good watering, especially if grown in patio containers.
Flower ProductionPhlox of Sheep takes just 9 -10 weeks from seed to flower. Masses of pastel flowers produced from May/June to September.
PickingShort stems mean these plants are suitable for small posies. Harvest when one third of the flowers on a stem are open. Handle with care as petals are tender. Pick when it's cool, early in the morning or evening, strip the leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsPhlox is one of the easiest and most rewarding annual flowers you can grow. Lovely with Orlaya, Calendula and Eschscholzia planted in drifts in a border and brilliant in containers and raised beds.
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