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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.


Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong'

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Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong' Seeds

Scabiosa 'Ping Pong' has glamorous cream and palest blue flowers followed by the most amazing seed heads. It is easy to grow and each plant produces masses of flowers. You can cut the flowers for arrangements but this variety is grown for it's seed heads which can be used fresh or dried. Sometimes called Paper Moons or Star Flowers the dried seed heads are brilliant in everlasting arrangements.

Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce slightly earlier and sturdier stems, flowers and seed-heads the following year.

GenusScabiosa stellata
VarietyPing Pong
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height & Spread60-75cm tall x 30cm wide (2-2.5 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow 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 OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers well drained soil in full sun.
Please note that in cold areas young plants may need protection over winter.
Flower ProductionGlamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. It's best to resist cutting the flowers as Ping Pong is grown for it's amazing seed heads which can be used fresh or dried.
PickingPick Scabiosa flowers & seed heads early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7+ days in a vase and can be dried.
Planting CombinationsScabiosa is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Scabiosa Ping Pong looks great in the garden or a vase with dark flowers such as Scabiosa 'Black Knight' and frothy fillers such as Ammi, Dill and Daucus 'Dara'.
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