|Summer hollyhocks, white
Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, so I thought a wander around the garden would be a nice way to mark this special occasion. The sun has been shining for a whole week so it feels like summer at last and although the sunflowers in the fields are not quite in flower, the hollyhocks in the garden are putting on a great display.
I love our hollyhocks as every year they self-seed all over our garden, giving us tall spires of vibrant colours. They also decorate the roads all around our village and can be found in the surrounding villages all the way to the coastal resorts of the Charente-Maritime. Here are just some of the colours I found flowering today, in our garden. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Here's to a great summer!
|Summer hollyhocks, pale yellow
|Summer hollyhocks, white with a hint of pink
|Summer hollyhocks, two pinks
|Summer hollyhocks, dark pink
|Summer hollyhocks, cerise pink
|Summer hollyhocks, deep pink
|Summer hollyhocks, dark purple
|Summer hollyhocks, almost black