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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Sweet Pea 'Painted Lady'
Painted Lady is one of the best Sweet Peas for early flowers from May onwards. This heritage variety has beautiful bi-coloured blooms which start off deep pink and white. Gradually they fade to paler shades of pink and of course their scent is amazing.
Sweet Peas are brilliant plants for beginners. They are very easy to grow and super productive giving you masses of flowers for picking. Loved by flower growers for their charming early blooms Painted Lady is also good for a sunny spot in your garden. Slightly shorter than modern cultivars growing to about 4.5 feet /1.4 metres tall so it's brilliant to grow up a wigwam of canes in a large patio pot. Stems are slightly shorter too but Painted Lady makes a lovely cut flower for posies and jam jars.
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual Climber|
|Height & Spread||140cm tall x 15 cm wide (6 feet tall x 6 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow September-December for robust plants then again in January - April to |
extend the flowering season. In cold areas start off indoors.
Grow 2 seedlings to a 1L pot. HOW TO GROW SWEET PEAS
|Plant Out||Prepare a trellis with canes spaced 20cm apart (8 inches) then plant one pot with two seedlings next to each cane. Tie the stems in as they grow.|
|Conditions Required||Sweet Peas have long roots and need fertile, moist but well drained soil. Like most annual flowers Sweet Peas prefer a sunny spot. They will also grow in dappled shade.|
Water thoroughly in dry spells and feed to keep the flowers going.
|Flower Production||Buckets of scented sophisticated flowers from June to September.|
|Picking||Pick Sweet Peas when the first flower is open and the top two are still in bud. It's best to pick early in the morning or in the cool evening and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5 days in a vase.|
|Planting Combinations||Sweet Peas are some of the best annual climbing flowers that you can grow. You will be amazed at how many flowers are produced. Painted Lady makes a great show on it's own and also looks lovely grown with other Sweet Peas in shades of white, pink, lilac and soft blue.|