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.
COUNTRY GARDEN SEED SHOP
Phlox 'Phlox of Sheep'
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.
|Variety||Phlox of Sheep|
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual. Cut Flower and Filler for Posies. Good for Containers.|
|Height & Spread||30 cm tall x 22cm wide (12 inches tall x 9 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow indoors March to April then plant out after the last frosts. Direct sow from the end of May onwards.|
|Thin/Plant Out||Plant 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 Required||Prefers 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 Production||Phlox of Sheep takes just 9 -10 weeks from seed to flower. Masses of pastel flowers produced from May/June to September.|
|Picking||Short 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 Combinations||Phlox 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.|