Monday, 24 July 2017


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.



  1. Serious envy, hollyhocks will grow here, but they will not flower.

  2. I've never tried hollyhocks but my father in law grows amazing specimens.

  3. Our hollyhocks always fell over. Made for quite the disaster in the flower bed at times.

    God bless.


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