The Dells along the Water of Leith look wonderful carpeted in wild garlic (and wild leeks) and the air smells of garlic already, even before the first flowers are out!
Here the wild garlic (ramsons) is growing through fallen leaves
and these slopes look lovely covered in wild leeks (you can tell they're leeks rather than garlic because of the narrower leaves).
The very wide leaved plant in the photo below is harts tongue fern.
Wild leeks are invasive and tend to take over areas which before were covered in
wild garlic, which makes affected areas look very different. Both
plants smell quite strongly of garlic, so that stays the same! I'm not
sure what the ecological effects of the wild leeks are, as I imagine
the two plants are pretty similar in terms of what eats them (does
anyone have any information on that at all?). A lot of people forage
wild garlic, which can leave bare areas, ripe to be taken over by the
leeks. So I suggest foraging the leeks instead, their leaves I think
make as nice a pesto as the wild garlic leaves do.......