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Friday, 2 September 2011

Should Have Gone To Specsavers



 
Always read the label ...
Earlier in the year we decided to add some plants to our slate pathways to soften the edges and add some 'little' focal points around the garden. I bought Aubretia, Dianthus & Lupins for varying heights & seasonal colour and my crazy husband bought Hollyhocks ... yes Hollyhocks ... he thought the label said 8" (inches) tall, when in fact it read 8' (feet) tall. Now that would have been a focal point along a narrow, meandering path where footballs flying across the garden & swingball games are a frequent occurrance ... more like flowering goal-posts.
So these beauties ... and beauties they sure are, were planted in a dappled, sheltered spot out of harms way and have produced the most dainty of puff-ball blooms, although you do need a stilts or a step ladder to fully appreciate them.

7 comments:

catmint said...

what a funny story - glad you have a safe spot for them.

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Beautiful flowers alright. The colour is gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lyn said...

Those hollyhocks are gorgeous. Sometimes mistakes can be a blessing!

NHGarden said...

A lovely mistake!!!

virginia said...

Those Hollyhocks are so fun and look so fluffy and happy! I love the color! Husbands are helpful aren't they? ha-ha-ha!!! Funny story! Sounds like my yard with the neighbor boy and baseballs...

alison@thisbloominglife said...

Ooooh, I want them. I've got just the perfect spot. Be thankful!

GreenGardenMom said...

Nice.

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