Having travelled about 20 miles from the house in the last 16 or so months, we finally had a longer day out – and went to Hampton Court. Obviously when you get back you go and check your plants. The Cosmos continually need a dead heading – but on arrival at the hollyhock patch it was apparent some rather blustery rainy weather must have rolled in and blasted through.
So much so, that 3 of the weighty 90 litre “bins” had been blown over! Some of the larger hollyhocks also weren’t as upright as they had been – but this is all part of the joy of growing them. We aren’t a show garden and don’t try to be.
So this is what they are looking like at the moment. They need a decent weeding for the ones in the ground and a good watering today. But still coming along, with some varieties now in flower.