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.
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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!
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual|
|Height & Spread||45cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||In mild areas sow outdoors in August/September then again in spring (mid February to April). In cold areas start off indoors.|
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.|
|Conditions Required||Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.|
Water thoroughly in dry spells.
|Flower Production||Beautiful deep blue/purple bracts produced from May to October.|
|Picking||Pick 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 Combinations||Salvia 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.