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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. 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.

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Salvia viridis Oxford Blue

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Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue'

Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue' is an exceptionally long flowering annual with deep blue almost purple bracts produced on sturdy plants. Commonly known as Clary Sage it’s a brilliant plant for beginners. It is easy to grow, produces masses of flowers and is good for cutting and drying. Clary is brilliant for edging paths and growing in containers too.

Sow in spring when the soil has warmed up for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year. If you live in a cold area then the protection of a cloche, a cold frame or unheated greenhouse is best until your young plants are well established. I love Salvia viridis in my garden, so do the bees... I hope you do too!


GenusSalvia viridis
VarietyOxford Blue
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height & Spread45cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsIn mild areas sow outdoors in August/September then again in spring (mid February to April). In cold areas start off indoors.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.
Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Flower ProductionBeautiful deep blue/purple bracts produced from May to October.
PickingPick Salvia early in the morning, strip half the stem and stand them
in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsSalvia viridis is one of the best annual flowers/fillers that you can grow.
You will be amazed at how prolific these flowers are! They look brilliant with orange and yellow Calendula and grow particularly well with Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens and Blue Borage.


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