Wild garlic is a lovely plant for a shady area, with beautiful star-like flowers and glossy leaves.It looks wonderful in deciduous shade alongside bluebells and wood anemone. In a traditional woodland, the presence of wild garlic signifies that the woodland is very old. It prefers damp yet well drained soil, so not a boggy site.
The edible leaves of Wild garlic can be used in cooking to add a subtle garlic flavour; ideal in a soup or pesto. The flowers are also edible and look lovely added to a spring salad.
The flowers attract many pollinators including hoverflies, butterflies and longhorn beetles.
To attract more wildlife to your garden why not add a wild bird feeder to your basket.