I think that looks really pretty
I wouldn't be pulling them out until they're totally over - I don't think it looks unloved at all.
There are quite a few different Lavateras. Some are annuals, some bi-ennial and some perennial. Lavatera arborea (English Tree Mallow) is a biennial.
Hope all goes according to plan Chicky, and that you keep your head above water
Now that's interesting, because I've found they do very well in pots if you treat them right
This is one we brought with us from our last garden, on the day we moved house!
Do you remember me buying Rosa Bonica last year - I'd grown it before and it is such a lovely rose for cutting
I wasn't wrong was I?
Chris, I'm not a 'proper biologist' but it's pretty obvious that it's a perfectly normal term in botany as well as in zoology, which is probably the usage you were aware of.
They're not in full sun are they? Most hydrangeas are much happier in shade and the recent temperatures will have scorched them.
That being said, if one of them was looking poorly from the beginning, it might be past it now
What sort of weeds are they that have resisted your weedkillers?
Good morning all
Bright blue skies, but cooler than of late - 12.5C when I got up - we'll see what the day brings ...
BL - how awful! Glad you got home safely - fingers crossed for the next attempt!
LillyP - sounds like a rewarding day
It looks part of the normal variety of such things to me