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20/06/2013 at 09:01

My hollyhocks `Mars Magic` which were bought this year are about 2 and a half feet tall but that`s all. They have flower buds on the end but don`t seem to be growing quickly enough to grow and flower this year, and I was told they would, by the  very reputable nursery where I bought them. Is it the weather or is there something I can do? 

20/06/2013 at 10:24

your doing better than me still barely out the ground just sitting there  

20/06/2013 at 13:58

After 25 years of living in our house, suddenly last year for the first time two hollyhocks appeared.

This year I have about six - and they're about 3 feet high already and growing like mad.  Just wish they didn't like to seed themselves at the front of the borders!

20/06/2013 at 14:04

I`d love my hollyhocks to seed. Are you doing anything Supernanauna to enable them, to grow like mad?

20/06/2013 at 14:06

My very old neighbour has had them in her garden for years.  A couple of times she gave me baby plants, but they didn't survive.

The ones I got last year must have come from seeds blown over from her garden - and I assume the same thing has happened this year.

Absolutely nothing to do with me!

20/06/2013 at 16:17

It could be the weather as mine are shorter than usual.  Have you fed them?  It might help

20/06/2013 at 17:25

I have tried 3 times to get hollyhocks going from seed and had very mixed results.

Any tips?


20/06/2013 at 18:45

I started off feeding them and then read somewhere that they should be given compost feeds so I`ve been doing that, multipurpose compost mixed with john innes.

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