All are good sized plants, a little clump in themselves, and although some of the drumsticks are over or broken there are more to come – and next year lots more, of course! I have several possible locations for these rescued waifs – woodland edge, blue & white or species snowdrop borders and the vacated Devil’s Plant area, or the woodland itself of course. Some in each, even?
I have spent a little time today on my knees in the woodland, digging out more of the wild garlic seedlings; I thought I had got rid of the current crop before I relaid the bark for the path, but not so – I will need to learn to deadhead them before they set seed, perhaps eating the heads as I go along, as suggested by Chris at Croft Garden in a comment on a previous post. I also dug up several wood anemone (A nemoerosa) plantlets and replanted them to the right of the path, wondering how long I could keep anemones to the right and bluebells and wild garlic to the left. I was reading recently that wood anemones take 100 years to spread 6 feet – but of course if you start with more than one you can easily expect a carpet in your lifetime. I probably started with 100 from Peter Nyssen in the autumn of 2000 and I now have more than a small rug :