Wordless Wednesday 24/7/13 – Hollyhock



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  1. Mary says:

    Beautiful! We have grown hollyhocks for the first time this year, but they are nowhere near as far along as this.

  2. Cathy says:

    Wonderful picture, Helen – well done! I have seen some wonderful hollyhocks recently – shame they are so tall!

  3. ginnytalbert says:

    What a stunning macro this is! A whole new look at hollyhocks, close up and personal.

  4. Anna says:

    An intriguing photo Helen. Hollyhocks are very popular in France – we some that towered above himself who is a good six footer 🙂 Amazing that they stay upright with no support.

  5. Debbie Head says:

    Amazing photo, I have quite a few but I don’t think they are as tall as usual

  6. Ricki Grady says:

    We avoid them here because they invariably develop rust. This closer look makes me miss them even more than I already did.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Ricki
      Mine dont seem to have much rust – they are at the top of the garden so I only really see the flowers. If you planted them at the back of a border other plants in front would hid the rust!!

  7. What a spectacular photo – looks like fireworks. I love Hollyhocks because they were one of my grandmother’s favorites.

  8. Yvonne Ryan says:

    What a lovely photo!!

  9. I do like hollyhocks but I’ve given up trying to grow them – the rust just depresses me. Do yours not suffer? D

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi David

      They dont seem to suffer with much rust. I only have two at the moment and they are growing in quite dry location on fairly free draining soil and they aren’t that hemmed in with other plants. There are some rust-proof ones out there now I beleive

  10. igardendaily says:

    Gorgeous! Love the detail!

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