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!