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
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Red' Seeds
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Red' has fascinating dark buds and glamorous deep red pincushion flowers followed by amazing seed heads. Excellent Cut Flower.
It is easy to grow, extremely hardy and produces masses of flowers for cutting. The more you cut the more you get. Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce slightly earlier, taller and sturdier flowers the following year.
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual (Perennial often grown as an annual) Cut Flower.|
|Height & Spread||75-90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow indoors in early autumn then plant out in 4-6 weeks.|
Sow indoors in early spring then plant out in May. Sow direct from May onwards.
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.|
|Conditions Required||Prefers well drained soil in full sun.|
In cold areas may need protection in winter.
|Flower Production||Glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. Interesting seed heads form if you let them.|
|Picking||Pick Scabiosa early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.|
|Planting Combinations||Scabiosa is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Red Scabious blooms look lovely in the garden or a vase with lime green flowers and foliage such as Nicotiana and Molucella and frothy fillers such as Ammi, Daucus 'Dara' and Dill.|