It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.

Gillian McCullochWelcome to Country Garden Seeds!

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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Silene dioica

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Silene dioica Seeds

Red Campion is one of our most beautiful and easily recognised wildflowers. This lovely perennial plant produces tall stems with vibrant deep pink flowers. As you can see from these photos Red Campion is lovely with other wildflowers such as Bluebells. They love sun and dappled shade. They are great for lots of pollinating insects including bees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths and listed by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators.

Lovely for cottage gardens in mixed borders with dappled shade and for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard or hedge bottom. Red Campion flowers from April until July. They are also suited to naturalistic planting schemes, woodland and wild flower meadows because they grow beautifully with grasses, ox-eye daisies, geranium and other wildflowers.


Red Campion is lovely both in the garden or as a cut flower in a wild posie. Grow in dappled shade with well drained fertile soil for best results. Will also grow in deep shade and open sunny meadows.

GenusSilene dioica

Common nameRed Campion
Plant TypePerennial Wildflower. May also be treated as an annual. Perfect for Pollinators
Height & Spread60-75cm (2-2.5 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow SeedsSow direct in spring or autumn.

Thin/Plant OutAllow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredRed Campion love fertile, well drained soil. They prefer a site with dappled shade and will also grow in deep shade and full sun. They are hardy perennials and will survive cold winters as long as the soil isn't waterlogged.
Flower ProductionBlooms are produced from April/May until July/August. Once flowering is over cut back or mow over the plants if they are naturalised in grass.
Picking When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Silene lasts up to 5 days as a cut flower.
Planting CombinationsIf you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of these lovely Red Campion. Grows particularly well with Grasses, Ox-Eye Daisies, Corncockle, Geranium and other Wildflowers.

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