This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Besides the note in another column, we have the following from Mr. T. S. Gold of West Cornwall . " I notice an inquiry in the Gardener's Monthly, pp. 70, ' Is there any part of the country where the old-fashioned hollyhock still thrives?' Now the old-fashioned single and semi-double, pink «and other shades of red, has got loose in my garden, in the border of my asparagus bed, and thrives as Well as it ever did, as attested by perhaps 100 stalks six to ten feet high all through last autumn. We never thought it could be sick".