I have always wanted hollyhocks growing in the yard. You know, those tall stems with multiple flowers that bloom for a couple of months every summer. They come in lovely pinks, peaches, reds and maroons.
Maybe I read too many English Murder Mysteries with hollyhocks surrounding the sorry victims thatched cottage. Whatever. We have tried to grow hollyhocks and failed. Sounds like nonsense talk because, as you know, everyone can grow hollyhocks. We have even walked down back lanes and picked seed buds from hollyhocks that were growing like weeds thinking if they could grow in those conditions, they could grow in our yard.
Well, success at last. Several years of trying and here is the hollyhock in our yard. I was asked to go out and ensure that I took photos so that, should next year not be as good, we will have this memory preserved.
Thank goodness that we finally had.......
A Hollyhock on Gwynne