If it looks like compost, it's compost. The cooked food thing is mostly about not attracting rats, otherwise a small amount of cooked stuff doesn't hurt
Sounds good to me Nice berries later.
I don't think there's any crocosmia there but it's possible. Carex has a sort of triangular shape to the leave blade with a ridge down the back. Crocosmia leaves are flat
I'm a mind reader. Carex Pendula
Carex pendula, aka pendulous sedge
Depends what sort of garden you have, Rhiannon. It's fine in my large wild garden, not what most people want in a border.
Yes, Arum maculatum
Yes, Hosta, another likely one
Photo essential (she says, thinking b.......y Carex pendula again)
But if it's not in the UK it could be any number of plants that we don't know about