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#1 Graham

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 10:19 AM

The hollyhocks I grew this year yielded flowers of a beautiful shade of scarlet. I harvested hundreds of seeds from them, so if anyone would like a packet to grow next spring, just PM me, and I'll be only to glad to send you some.

 

 

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 06:45 PM

Mine are in the first year stage Graham, so no flowers yet. I did do annual lavatera though which were a nice surprise, not done them before. Do you ever have problems with rust with your hollyhocks ?

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:16 PM

Hi, Sue; yes, I get rust on my hollyhocks just about every year. I’ve learnt now to ignore it, and trim the lower leaves off as the plant grows. It seems rust only affects a hollyhock in its early growth, and that it builds a resistance. I don’t regard it as anything of a problem now.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:29 PM

Oh that’s good then Graham. I get it on som3 of the shrub lavatera too. Torts still eat it though lol.




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