Saw this on Gardener's World on Friday:
"Monty spent some of his 20 budget on seeds. These were mainly first-year-flowering perennials which should give a good display by mid-summer. This week he started sowing these in the greenhouse." (copied from the BBC website)
The list of seeds included a hollyhock. I thought these were biennials that you sow in the summer??
The reason I'm asking is that all my seedlings died in the heat last summer. Do you think I'd have a chance of getting some flowers if I sowed some more now?
Ma, Scotia could probably advise you better .
My best guess is no. Not at this late date .They are indeed a biennial.
But if you lost yours to summer heat , then now would be a good time to sow the seed if you have a sheltered place you can grow them until you can get them in the ground.
That way your seedlings would be a better size and not succumb to the heat .
Funny though , in all the years I have grown them , heat has never been an issue .Water them well in the evening or early early in the morning and they do fine.Hm...
how about ordering some from a reputable mail order company as they would be selling last year's seedlings ?