All the hard work has paid off and we feel reasonably on top of things. That oh-so English cottage garden plant, Hollyhock, that has sat in its spot for 2 years, has finally decided to grow and flower. In between the palm and the cypress along the back wall.
And here is a closer view. When she's in all her glory, I'll post another. No idea yet of the colour of the blooms.
And, finally, we've been able to find clematis companions for our Cardinal Rouge variety (on the left). Jackmanii (a deep purple) and Sealand Gem (a pinky apricot).
As usual, click on the picture for a better view.