Growing native Blakeney Hollyhocks from seed
Are you a gardening enthusiast looking to add some beautiful flowers to your garden? Look no further! In this blog post, we will guide you on how to grow them and also how to order free hollyhock seeds online. Hollyhocks are stunning, tall flowers that can add a touch of cottage garden style to any garden. Follow our step-by-step instructions to get your hands on these free Hollyhock seeds and start growing your own hollyhocks.
Why Choose Hollyhocks?
Hollyhocks, scientifically known as Alcea, are not only visually appealing but also easy to grow. These flowers come in a variety of colours, including bright pink, soft pink, red, burgundy, black, apricot, yellow, and white, allowing you to create a vibrant and diverse garden. Hollyhocks can reach impressive heights, making them a perfect choice for adding vertical interest to your landscape.
Where to Find Free Hollyhock Seeds
There are several online platforms that offer free hollyhock seeds. One popular option is to join gardening forums and communities. These platforms often have seed exchange programs where members can share and trade seeds, including hollyhock seeds. Look for reputable gardening forums and sign up to connect with fellow gardeners and access free seeds.
Another great way to find free hollyhock seeds is through online seed banks. Some seed banks offer promotional deals where they give away free seeds with every purchase. Keep an eye out for these offers and take advantage of them to get your hands on hollyhock seeds without spending a dime.
Tips for Growing Hollyhocks
Once you receive your free hollyhock seeds, it's time to start growing them. Here are some tips to ensure successful growth:
- Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-draining soil.
- Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and loosening it with a garden fork.
- Sow the hollyhock seeds directly into the soil or gravel, following the recommended spacing.
- Water the seeds regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged.
- Provide support, such as stakes or a trellis, as the plants grow taller if they are not in a sheltered position.
- You may need to water the young seedlings if its very dry until they get their tap root down.
- Enjoy the beautiful blooms and share your gardening success with others!
- Collect seed in late summer and autumn for next year and to give away to friends and family.
By following these steps and tips, you'll soon have a stunning display of hollyhocks in your garden, all from the comfort of your own home and for free!
How to Order Free Hollyhock Seeds Online
Our first batch of Blakeney hollyhocks are ready and can now be ordered online now
Our first batch of our Blakeney hollyhock seeds are ready and we will soon be dispatching them so you to can guide for cultivate native Blakeney hollyhocks from seed.
For the past 18 years, we've been cultivating these robust and dependable Blakeney hollyhocks from seed. Their resilience and reliability have stood the test of time.
If you're eager to nurture hollyhocks in your garden, take a moment to visit our blog post explaining the growth process. Feel free to leave a comment on either that post or another if you're interested in obtaining some seeds. This year, we are hoping to have an abundant supply to share.
For a visual guide on sowing hollyhock seeds, head over to our Gardeners Cottage Blakeney YouTube channel.