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 July.

There are lots of lovely Biennial Flower Seeds to sow this month. 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.

Wallflower Sunset MixedPlants like  Erysimum (Wallflowers) Digitalis (Foxgloves) Dianthus (Sweet William) Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppies) Myosotis (Forget-me-nots) Hesperis (Sweet Rocket) and Lunaria annua (Honesty) can be sown now ready for flowering next spring.

The best things about growing your own Biennial flowers from seed are:

  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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Zinnia elegans Queen Lime

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Zinnia elegans Queen Lime

If you love Dahlias you will love these Zinnias. Queen Lime has fully double Dahlia-like flowers on long strong stems. Huge blooms are produced for months on end in a bright lime green colour. They are brilliant for cut flowers and perfect for pollinators... bees and butterflies love Zinnias.

Zinnias are natives of Mexico. They thrive in the sun and dislike wet weather. If you can provide a sunny spot and well drained soil then you will be rewarded with buckets of flowers from mid summer until late autumn. This variety Queen Lime is popular with flower growers because it has good strong stems, high quality double flowers and best of all the more flowers you cut the more you get!

GenusZinnia elegans
VarietyQueen Lime
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Annual
Height & Spread60-75cm/2-2.5 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow SeedsSow under cover in April in cells or small pots… needs light to germinate. Pinch out tips when plants have four true leaves. Zinnias prefer not to be over watered or have their roots disturbed so plant outside carefully after the last frost.
Alternatively sow direct into the flowering position from May onwards. Watch out for slugs – they love Zinnia seedlings!
Thin/Plant Out
Plant out well developed young plants in May 30cm/1 foot apart.
Remove the first tall flower when it reaches 45cm/18 inches to encourage production of side shoots.
Conditions RequiredZinnias are Mexican plants so they thrive in sun and dislike wet weather.
Grow them in moist but well drained soil in a sunny spot for best results.
Tall Zinnias like Queen Lime grown for cut flowers need netting support regular feeding to encourage flower production.
Flower Production
Takes 12-14 weeks from seed to flowering. Zinnias flower from mid summer until late autumn usually for a good three months. Successive sowings will give you flowers until the first frosts.
PickingPick when the flowers are fully open and the stem is stiff (if it is soft and bends easily then wait a day or two) then remove all leaves and side shoots. Leave in deep water for several hours in a shady place to condition. Zinnias last 7 -10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsGrow Zinnias with other half hardy annuals such as Cosmos, Dahlias and Nicotiana.


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