Finally I have got a hollyhock to flower. Not quite to the standard of that amazing year in Wentworth but a success nevertheless. These are seeds that came from our Easter at Mintaro some 3 years ago.
I can take no credit for these trees which were in place long before we moved here and are handy for the hammock. They have just burst into full bloom. The perfume reminds me of a vanilla pannacotta. The bees are going crazy.