4th July in Amsterdam!
It's Hollyhock time! If it is Wimbledon, it's time for Hollyhocks. They have really taken over the streets of Amsterdam in the 20+ years which I have been living here.
Most of the hollyhocks we see are semi-wild in that the seeds fly around and self-seed. They like to grow near pavements where the roots get nicely warmed under the paving stones. It is intriguing to see from year to year where they grow , as the healthy plants are to be found in a different spot - and then to see what colour they will be,
These ones are orange for the football team!