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Which is it?

We moved here 3 years ago and this plant has appeared each year without fail. This picture was taken last year.

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I originally thought it was a Hollyhock but a few days ago my neighbour said he didn't think it was.

I wonder if it's a Lavatera. What do you think?

Thank-you.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,286

    Hollyhock.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278

    I would vote hollyhock, it looks just like the one that grew in the cobbles outside my Aunt's house in Clovelly. Gone now, village has been 'gentrified' but it was gorgeous to come home to.

    Aren't hollyhocks and lavatera related Punkdoc? I'm useless with flowers image

    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,286

    You are right herbaceous, both belong to the Mallow family.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278

    Yay!!  I love this forum, especially when stuff sticks in your head image

    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Have to agree with Hollyhock too. Lavaterias are shrubs/trees (at least IME!)

  • Thanks for this, I should learn to have more fath in my own judgement!

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