It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.

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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. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

Seeds to sow in October

October is a great time to sow Sweet Peas. You’ll have your pick of the seeds and autumn sown sweet peas produce the most vigorous plants and slightly earlier flowers too.

There are lots of Perennial Flowers that can be sown in October. They are easy to grow and produce flowers year after year. Perennials give you lots of flowers for cutting and your garden wildlife plenty of food and places to hide and overwinter.

If you live in a very mild area then you can carry on sowing Hardy Annuals outdoors in October 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 in autumn and you’ll save precious time in spring too. Besides, it’s so easy to scatter a few seeds now and just let them get on with it!

October is a great time to sow Wild Flowers such as Yellow Rattle, Field Scabious and Poppies. The soil is still 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.

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Phlox drummondii Sugar Stars

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Phlox drummondii 'Sugar Stars' Seeds

Award winning Sugar Stars Phlox is an attractive new annual with long stems of gorgeous flowers in shades of purple, indigo blue and violet each with a starry white centre. It is fast and easy to grow, excellent in borders and containers and is lovely for cut flowers too. What's more the blooms are scented. No wonder it's winning medals!

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
VarietySugar Stars
Plant TypeHardy Annual. Cut Flowers and Filler for Bouquets. Container Planting
Height & Spread50-60 cm tall x 30cm wide (18-24 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in March/April then plant out after the last frosts. Direct sow from the end of May onwards. Sow again in autumn for early flowers next year. Phlox plants are very cold tolerant.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
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 Sugar Stars takes just 9 -10 weeks from seed to flower. Beautiful long stems of starry blue and white flowers produced from May/June to September.
PickingHarvest 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 rewarding annual flowers you can grow. Lovely planted in drifts in a border with Nicotiana, Orlaya, Scabiosa and Larkspur.
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