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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

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.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Salvia viridis Oxford Blue

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£1.95
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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!


Genus Salvia viridis
Variety Oxford Blue
Plant Type Hardy Annual. Cut Flower & Dried Flower
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. Germinates in 7-14 days at 20°C.
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.


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