Hollyhocks building up steam

The hollyhock patch is coming back to life. The collection is in its second year and for me one thing I knew I had to do was let it essentially settle in, and see what plants came back. Now that could mean that the second year is worse than the first – but only by doing this could I see what would come back and what might only be around for a year.

Having said that, I don’t want to have a rubbish display, so obviously replacement plants had been sown, and I even planted the rough area next to the collect full of hollyhocks just to see what sort of display it might put on.

Of course we still have the are next to the house which is looking o pretty good. I’m sure with the damp, humid weather rust is only a gust of wind away, but we will deal with that when it arrives.

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