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If they're only small clumps now they're not that invasive so if you like them grow them.
When you say 4 lobed, do you mean 4 petals?
Possibly lamium orvala? http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1111
Could be but delicate isn't the first word that springs to mind on L orvala.
Leaves like nettles are right though
Ah, cross-posted - hadn't seen the delicate and viola-like
Are they dead nettles perhaps?
I'm trying to think what purple and out now and has leaves like nettles and flowers like violas
Out now I have the lamium Dove mentioned and the red deadnettle. Lathyrus vernus.
Honesty, the leaves are a bit nettle shaped
If it's honesty don't try and move it. It's biennial, wait for the seed and scatter it in your garden
Does it look something like this?
My Hesperis Matronalis is almost out, and I saw some out in a sheltered garden today - that might fit the bill
If we're boasting I had H. matrionalis on the New year's day flower count
Dove and others. You leave me standing. On the RHS forum. I have a friend. 'Silver Surfer' Truly it makes me wonder. Do some people sit there with fingers on the keys just waiting? In all honesty. This has to be the creme de la creme of gardening forums. There is such an abundance of knowledge. I reckon there should be a kind of TV program, similar to University Challenge. Gardeners World Forum Challenge. What say you?
We're pretty good aren't we Mike. Silver Surfer posts here occasionally
I like a bit of detective work. It keeps me out of mischief in the evening. I don't get much enjoyment from TV watching so I don't watch.
But I don't sit waiting, I wouldn't have the patience. I just wander through from time to time.
Here's my Honesty patch today. They're 4 foot high.
Your moved plant may survive perfectly well and seed in your garden. Look after it
Interesting that this lovely plant, that we call 'Honesty', is called something very different in the Netherlands where it is known as 'Judas's pennies' - not an exact translation but close enough. Guess the seed pods look like the 'pieces of silver' that Judas was given.
Some people also call it the money plant.