The hollyhocks have done well and have flowered all the way up their stems almost to the top.
Some have reached the top.
Alas quite a few have become so tall and top heavy that gravity has taken over and the plants have been lowered to the ground.
Time for a tidy up but we're keeping the still upright ones until the very last moment so that we can collect the seed for next year.
This year they've been a complete success as well as a complete surprise.