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Old 05-02-2006, 03:19 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Default Hollyhocks - Clay Soil and Rust Resistance

Rupert wrote:

Gardenbanter said that the 'minority says they should be treated ....'.

Yes and I guess you now know they are wrong.

No. You wrote the 'majority' when in fact gardenbanter wrote 'the

Have you grown Hollyhocks before Rupert?

Yes many years ago.

I don't want an argument ) But every single time you write, you say
'years ago I planted this' or 'never planted it' or 'I move things in
full bloom knowing it's wrong' or 'link to google'.

My question is simple, what do you grow NOW and how long have you been
a gardener?

Gave up because they really were biennials

According to this thread we've found out they're not.

and I never
got another year out of them. Much nicer effect with Abutilon which is non
deciduous and can be grown to several metres high.

Have you tried this or have you read it somewhere?

Supposedly not frost
hardy but it grows well here in my part of West Yorkshire. I think it's
Tennants (sp) white. Fabulous plant flowers early so in that sense it's not
the best substitute for Hollyhocks.

Have you tried it or have you just seen it growing. I'm asking because
you see I know that some hollyhocks simply won't grow in clay soil,
hence me saying to Ollie's mum they will not because I have tried them.
Now have you of have you just read it somewhere.