Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hollyhocks

May Day tomorrow and I've been checking what's changed in the garden. The scrawny bunch of mesumbrianthemum-type plants, which I now know are delaspermum (ice plant), have expanded to a riotous, vibrant bunch. Are't they gorgeous.
And here the hollyhock has started flowering. We had an horrendous storm Sunday morning with roof tiles blown off, the seed house listed to one side and half a tree branch torn off. Miraculously, this hollyhock was unscathed.

Of the two paraguayos trees we put in last autumn, one is bearing two fruits......well, it's a start - one each if they develop into that so delicious doughnut-shaped peach.

3 comments:

Titania said...

The mesembranthemums, (what a name)
look fantastic. I have sometimes trouble with them they get affected by these white mealy aphids which is rather a nuisance. It might be to humid. I love Hollyhocks they are such beautiful,
stately flowers. Storms are terrible when they play havoc around house and garden. I hope you won't get more over summer. We are past them but today we had a freaky thunderstorm, odd!

Jan said...

Aha! So that's what I bought for a euro, an ice plant, and very nice it is too!

alex216 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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