Calling all gardeners………………. does anyone know what this is please? We didn’t have it in the patch last year, and I can’t find it in my book. Our neighbour took an picture and she can’t find it either. Hollyhock is coming to mind, but I have no idea.
The stem is fuzzy and spiky, not thorny, the leaves long and tapered, and the flowers are huge trumpets. It’s quite lovely, and has simply just turned up!
Meanwhile our roses are doing famously:
In the picture on the right, you can see three more buds on our In Loving Memory bush.
This is a cropped picture of the bloom
Not to be outdone, the Ancient Mariner is having a third and fourth show