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Persimmons and Hollyhocks

Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,338
I brought both of these on from seed planted in Feb this year,thinking they wouldn't actually flower till next year. I'm sure I read this somewhere,but both are now in flower,and really good strong plants.
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    Some hollyhocks will flower first year from an early sowing.  Peaches and dreams is quite reliably a first year flowerer.
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,338
    Sorry that should read PENSTEMONS blasted predictive text!!!😬
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,338
    I've made a note of that one for next year fidgetbones,thank you for that.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345
    Oh, I was quite excited at the thought of you growing persimmons in S. Wales  ;) 

    although apparently it's possible ... if complicated http://www.fruitexpert.co.uk/exotic-fruits-grow-uk.html 
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,338
    I had them in Spain,but we didn't like them! There was a Spanish guy growing Oranges in Dorset.
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,338
    I wonder if Nispero fruit trees would grow in the UK.They are delicious,and the bees go mad for the blossom.
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,941
    People are growing coffee and rice in Cornwall...
  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,338
    Ooo! Coffee beans would be good!
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    I could live on Persimmons😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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