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cstonenw5cstonenw5 Posts: 42
i there. I've noticed a lovely plant growing in my front garden with purple flowers. I was wandering if anybody could identify it.
Many thanks


  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,208
    Geranium robertianum
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852
    edited May 2020
    That’s a wild cranesbill ... a type of native hardy geranium ... often known as Herb Robert. The foliage is very pungent and some folk dislike the smell; I like it and allow it to grow in the wilder area of the garden. 
    However it can be quite invasive so I try not to let it seed. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • cstonenw5cstonenw5 Posts: 42
    o many thanks for that :))
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