After I built a mini hugelbed by the backdoor I planted the wild garlic I’d dug up from its original bed. In the interim, it had been in a pot which became waterlogged and there was a veritable stench.
As the remnants of the wild garlic as well as germinating seeds have flourished in the cultivated garlic patch, while nothing has come up in the new spot, it seems that the stench was due to rot. In other words, there will be no wild garlic by the backdoor.
Instead, there are now going to be strawberries. These too came from when I cleared the back border for the cultivated garlic and they have survived their pot. They will be happier than wild garlic would have been, anyway, as the ground in this spot is very dry, no doubt because it is close to both the fence and the house.
Next to them in the photo you can see (red) poppies, which I have decided to keep. Elsewhere, I’ve been hoeing them away, as I don’t want them everywhere in the garden, delightful as the flowers are.
On the other hand, I’ve decided to keep the yellow poppies which invited themselves into the garden. They aren’t so prolific and the flowers last longer (the red variety I have only last a day). At least, I think the plant by the dogwood is a poppy.