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Black Hollyhock

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By Jacque


Black Hollyhock (Alcea rosea (Black Hollyhock))



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That looks nice jacque.........

1 Feb, 2010

 

Good one Jac :o)

1 Feb, 2010

 

Thanx Ladies this came from a GC near Peterborough :)

1 Feb, 2010

 

ive never seen one this colour before..... i got mine from a local fete late last year so dont know what colour it is....

1 Feb, 2010

 

Wow.....am looking forward to seeing this in the summer Jacque. Just be careful with Rust spores on it....I lost my two with it...:o(

1 Feb, 2010

 

Glad u like My Hollyhock Holly/Janey its to replace the 1s i lost last yr from Rust :(

1 Feb, 2010

 

Bet this will be a stunner Jacque !

1 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Jane/Ray :) Phil choose this Plant hes getting rite into Plants now :)

1 Feb, 2010

 

would look lovely planted amongst some white flowers Jacque ?? Phil has good taste ! Lol

1 Feb, 2010

 

I know ;) rofl :) ;)

1 Feb, 2010

 

Excuse the ignorance Jacque..but what is fofl ??

1 Feb, 2010

 

Roll On Floor Laughing :)

1 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks...yes in plants AND women !Lol

1 Feb, 2010

 

Thats why im Rolling on Floor Jane/Ray :)

1 Feb, 2010

 

i have this jacque, i got it off ebay in autumn so its still in pot as i didnt want to risk losing it over winter, we can compare lol

1 Feb, 2010

 

Hi San hows Casper settling in? Has Baz seen him yet ? Itl be great 2 see how they both do :)

1 Feb, 2010

 

hi jacque casper is doing great and spent time with joe in his room and now on sofa with us chilled, baz likes him, the look of surprise when he came in from work was a picture hahahha,
and look forward to seeing how our plants do :o))

1 Feb, 2010

 

Thats Great San :)

1 Feb, 2010

 

Looks healthy Jac, got lots coming up from some seeds off Amy think they will flower this year!

2 Feb, 2010

 

mine looks a bit weary jacque, leaves not perked up like yours, maybe it will improve when spring comes and a bit of feed

2 Feb, 2010

 

I love Hollyhocks..have never really grown them....My mother had a superstition about them that stuck with me, not that it would make any difference now, as my girls have married except one...lol...but she said she would not grow them, because if you had HollyHocks in your garden your daughters would never marry. Anyone ever heard that one before?

4 Feb, 2010

 

Yours sound good PP i wonder what colours theyl b? :) Im sure yours will be ok San once weather warms up :) Iv never heard of that b4 CatF &like u say it cant be true :)

5 Feb, 2010

 

Gosh you're getting well organised for the year ahead Jacque. There were lots of black ones for sale at our local GC's last year, but I'm not really sure about black flowers, although would be nice against white or lemon. We planted a lot of seed in Sep & they were good plants up until the frosts. A bit like Sanbaz's - plenty of time though yet for young shoots when the spring comes.

5 Feb, 2010

 

im sure your right jacque, the leaves wilted and dropped today but can see another leaf coming through, so finers crossed :o))

5 Feb, 2010

 

I had one of these Jacque - the flowers were beautiful, but the plant was near a lot of other hollyhocks and must have cross pollinated because now we don't have a black one, but we do get a deep maroon flowering one.

7 Feb, 2010

 

That will look gorgeous when it flowers Jacque. :o)

7 Feb, 2010

 

Its beautiful Jacque....I lost mine (rust) 3 years in a row, so i have stopped trying...:>)

7 Feb, 2010

 

it gets in the soil motinot, if you see the slightest bit starting them remove any infected leaf and dont leave them on the groung or that gets infected to, i was lucky last year didnt get any, so hope for the same this year

7 Feb, 2010

 

I did have one a few years ago it got quite a few comments! I grew it from a mixture of seeds that were a large packet called Claud Monets Garden they were a present.

8 Feb, 2010



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