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 drummondii Sugar Stars
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.
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual. Cut Flowers and Filler for Bouquets. Container Planting|
|Height & Spread||50-60 cm tall x 30cm wide (18-24 inches tall x 12 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow 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 Out||Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.|
|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 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.|
|Picking||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 rewarding annual flowers you can grow. Lovely planted in drifts in a border with Nicotiana, Orlaya, Scabiosa and Larkspur.|