Spending a Sunday morning

Alongside the path that runs from the main road down to the horticultural society trading shed is a narrow border filled with annual and perennial flowers which committee member Marge looks after.  This morning I was surprised to see these large single hollyhocks still flowering.

They’re a favourite traditional cottage garden plant that flowers through the summer, and here in a sheltered, sunny spot well into autumn.  I don’t grow them mainly because of space limitations and are rather tall for my exposed plot.

Not surprisingly at this time of year the trading shed is noticeably quiet so much of the couple of hours that it’s open are spent chatting whilst drinking tea  and eating biscuits or cake. It’s as good a way as any of spending a Sunday morning.

It looks like most of the coming week will be dry and dull, and getting slightly warmer from mid-week, so I look forward to doing some plot pottering.

Have a good week!

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20 Responses to Spending a Sunday morning

  1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning! Love the hollyhocks. 🙂 x

  2. menhir1 says:

    There’s no doubt about it, you have to know where plants respond favourably. Location, location, location!


  3. Jo says:

    I must admit that I love white flowers but that plum coloured hollyhock is beautiful, how lovely that they’re still flowering. Sunday mornings at this time of year must be very enjoyable having a couple of hours chatting over a cup of tea.

  4. Liz says:

    Those hollyhocks are lovely. How brave of them to still be blooming. Can’t think of a better way to spend Sunday morning — with friends, a cup of tea and biscuits.

  5. Daisy Debs says:

    Very unusual to see Hollyhocks blooming so happily at this time of the year 🙂

  6. CJ says:

    The trading shed always sounds brilliant. Ours wasn’t open very often, and closed down in the end, which was a shame. I’d happily spend my Sunday mornings chatting over tea and cake in a shed! CJ xx

  7. Jade says:

    Those are very beautiful white hollyhock flowers!
    What a pleasant, relaxing way of spending a Sunday morning!
    Thanks and same to you!

  8. snowbird says:

    Love the Hollyhocks. Mine always suffer from rust. That does sound like a great way to spend a Sunday morning.xxx

  9. That really does sound a very nice way to spend a Sunday morning.
    The hollyhocks look great.
    Hope your week is going well.

    All the best Jan

  10. I’m always surprised by how many flowers are still sending us their very best. I have bulbs showing up in my garden already.

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