I'm pleased with my homegrown hollyhocks, and although they are fairly diminutive in height this year, I am sure they will be much more strident in a years' time.
Which is more than can be said for one of the random plants in GH2. The plant label purports that it is a Habanero Hot Pepper but it looks nothing like the images identified on the web. MY plant seems to be something like a minature version of a sunflower - but with LOTS of flowers on a spreading bushy plant - as opposed to one tall one. Hmmm... so nothing like sunflower then?! Well, the actual budding flowers look tight, and yellow with lots of petals. More research needed methinks,
I'm getting a little disenchanted with some of my crops this past few days. In the future I will forego French beans - there's little return for the time involved and the space they take up. Also, the purple sprouting broccoli takes up so much space, as do red cabbages - which still seem to be all leaf and no actual head - as of yet. It is quite possible that I am being somewhat impatient so have decided to wait it out for another couple of months.
In light of the above, I am currently in the process of creating a sowing and planting calendar... NEXT year it will be much more under control!