This lovely rose, a gift from Abi two years ago, is captured mid move from the trough outside my back door to its new home beside the hawthorn tree. I will let it grow to a large bush because it looks almost like a wild rose - just the thing for a woodland border. In other news the plants that my neighbour Lucille gave me are also in the border. She assures me that they are hollyhocks grown from seed but they look suspiciously like foxgloves to me.
I'm beginning to think there is something wrong with my roses...still no flowers!ReplyDelete
Your Hollyglovefoxhocks should be interesting. I grew some Hollyhocks from seed but they really don't like it down here and the slugs adore them. I see I have a few survivors so am living in hope this year.
Regret to advise that the Evil Slugs read this blog and have asked me to pass on their thanks for this tip. They have made significant inroads into the hollyhock plantation.Delete
Nice to see you back in the blogosphere - you have been missed.
I have a similar rose that is climbing up an obelisk intertwined with a clematis - sadly, it has no fragrance which I think is pretty darned essential for a rose - although my sense of smell doesn't seem to be as keen as I get older. Hollyhock leaves and foxglove leaves are totally different but the proof will be in the flower spike n'est ce pas.
Welcome and please make yourself comfortable. I can see that I will have to get out the deckchairs because the bench is getting very crowded.
I like the idea of an obelisk very much and am trying to imagine where I can squeeze one in.
Hollyhocks and foxgloves are both gorgeous so a happy outcome is assured! Another beautiful rose. Sam xReplyDelete
Thank you! I am concerned that she will want to see her hollyhocks which she has lovingly nurtured from seed and I will only be able to produce foxgloves. It could be the end of a very cordial relationship.Delete
I have never met another Lucille. I have never been able to grow hollyhocks so am contenting myself with foxgloves, although I'd like more of them to be white.ReplyDelete
White foxgloves are ALL the rage. I have plans for swathes of white foxgloves.(Although 'swathes' is slightly grandiose for my small garden)Delete