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How to tame a Hollyhock!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 09:16

David, I've been looking closely at hollyhocks - it seems to me that hollyhocks growing in sites like the ones you mention, cracks in tarmac etc, are healthy rust free hollyhocks, whereas those in soil beds contract rust and deteriorate quite quickly.

Putting my thinking cap on I surmise that the rust spores probably get washed away from tarmac, concrete etc in heavy rain, whereas those that fall on soil remain there to reinfect the hollyhock.

What do you and others think?

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 08:14

Have a good day Panda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:56

I imagine you are Verdun 

Mine's 9.5" from soil level to top, nice and sturdy with lots of side shoots, but no flower buds yet.  It's cooler here than in Cornwall.  She's had to contend with a few bits being chomped out of her by one of those slugs that we don't have in this garden , so to keep her safe from them she now sits in pride of place in the centre of the table on the terrace 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:44

Oh, good morning Verdun 

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Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:44

Yes Bekkie, stirfry 

Garlic Help

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:41

Bumping

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:34

It looks almost like the farina you get on some auriculas - but I've never heard of penstemons with farina.

However, if you click on this link http://flowerona.com/page/189/   and scroll down quite a long way, you'll find a photo of a dark penstemon (not clear if it's a Raven) with the same white markings.

Perhaps it's time to make enquiries of the RHS?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:26

They eventually decided they preferred the beer 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:18

Morning KEF   and everyone else 

Last night we had the first courgettes, some Red Japanese Mustard and Pak Choi (what the slugs had left) all from the garden - and some more raspberries. 

We've got some very noisy magpies outside!

finding it hard to level out soil for grass seed.

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:13

Practice is a noun - like in a GP Practice

Practise is a verb - as in "I must practise what I preach"

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