What flower?

Hi! I was wondering if someone could tell me what these flowers are? They are pinky lilac in colour, circular in shape and grow on tall stems. They have large dark green leaves (bit like a geranium) and spread in a similar way to a strawberry plant. They are lovely and loved by bees and butterflies but neither my mum not I can identify them! Can anyone help? I will try and attach a pic.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,546

    Hi Donna image

    To attach a picture click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet!

    If it doesn't work let us know and we'll try to help image

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  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12
    Thank you! I've been all over the place trying to figure out how to do it but I'm on my phone! Ha! That explains it then! Will open up my computer and try from there. Thanks again!
  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12

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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,878

    looks like one of the mallow species

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,774

    Maybe sidalcea?

  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12
    Thank u both! Will google your suggestions and see if they're a match!
  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12
    You're both right! Thank you again, mystery solved!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,750

    How's about mallow elsie heugh

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  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12
    Yup...spot on! It's such a pretty plant. I'm going to attempt to grow cuttings, any advice?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,750

    Mine appeared out of nowhere 3 yrs ago. When it got big enough I divided the 1 plant into 3 (spring 2013), then divided the 3 plants into 9 (spring 2014). Grows very well in both full sun and slight shade.

    Haven't tried cuttings, but would prob work from new growth in the spring. I divided mine with 2 back-to-back forks - very easy.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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