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What are these flowers amongst my weeds?

 
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Hi all,

I’m in the process of digging up a strip of garden to plant veg.
There’s a lot of weeds, but I found some quite beautiful flowers there too. They must be wild, as I’ve definitely not planted them.

Can you tell me what they are please?
Also, if they would be ok to dig up and replant in my flower/meadow side of the garden?

Cheers
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The second one is scarlet pimpernel http://www.ediblewildfood.com/scarlet-pimpernel.aspx

I rarely see it. At our old place it showed up in the garden just like chickweed and I wish I had brought some with me when we moved.


 
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The first photo is maybe a wild geranium?
https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/flowers/wild-geranium
 
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Hmmmm, edible you say 😊😊
I’m trying to salvage as many with roots as possible to plant over the other side.
Difficult as they are tangled up so much with the other stuff.
 
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The scarlet pimpernel is 'edible'  

Edible parts: Leaves are edible (although not that great tasting). Do not consume large quantities.



I don't know about the wild geranium?

I rarely have good luck transplanting a wild flower when it's blooming...they really look happy in that spot.  Maybe try digging a very large clump including anything that's nearby so the roots aren't disturbed much?
 
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