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  1. Nikolaos

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    Hi All,

    New to the forum so sorry if I'm not doing this correctly. This is the only plant in my garden whose name I don't know. Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Nick

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    Hello @Nikolaos and welcome!

    You’ve posted in the right place, and given us great photos of the whole plant, and a close-up of the leaves/flowers, so really helpful.

    I can’t give you the variety, but it looks like a cultivated Mallow to me. Lovely big open flowers, that are great for insects of all shapes, sizes, and flying skills!
     
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      @Sian in Belgium Thanks for that! Haha, I'm not quite sure how I ended up posting two large photos and a thumbnail. Interesting, I thought the flowers looked a bit like like those of a Marsh-mallow but the foliage is nothing like it, of course. I never thought of comparing it with photos of Mallow cultivars because I assumed it was a wild flower! Thanks again for such a prompt reply. :)
       
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        Hi @Nikolaos my friend sometimes new members click on the Full Image that is adjacent to the single image that they have uploaded ,its easy done my friend,just click on the one that contains several images as shown below,hope this helps you :smile:

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          Aha! I think I've located the correct plant online. It's 'RHS Mallow White Musk' (Malva moschata f. alba). Thanks @Sian in Belgium for pointing me in the right direction. Appreciate the useful photo posting advice! @wiseowl
           
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            Welcome to the forums
            Malva moschata alba..in Malvaceae...which we talking about very recently here.

            malva moschata alba - Google Search

            Sorry...you posted while I was adding a link.
             
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              @Silver surfer Thanks for the verification! I'm actually really chuffed about managing to identify this one as the seeds were collected from my grandmother's garden a couple of years ago (she died last year). I also took a cutting from the Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile' she had in her garden which is now about a foot tall and already covered in flowers!
               
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