Today I’m taking a bit of time removing any leaves from the hollyhocks that look scraggy, ill, infected with rust etc. I always think the ideal weather for them is dry but still – so breezy and humid just doesn’t help in the sense I’m sure its the perfect conditions for rust to thrive and spread,
That being said, I also think rust is a price worth paying for the flowers you get. The first few ones are starting to emerge. Always amusing (albeit unhelpful) to see some emerge that are clearly not quite the variety that was listed on the seed packet.