I'd put the compost on top and let the worms do the job, they won't stick a fork though important roots.
Plants do fine without digging.
and save a few for the Orange Tip butterflies, it's a big larval food plant
WillDB says:They look a bit like... http://www.naturessecretlarder.co.uk/wild-food-useful-plants/jack-by-the-hedge-alliaria-petiolata.htmSee original post
They look a bit like... http://www.naturessecretlarder.co.uk/wild-food-useful-plants/jack-by-the-hedge-alliaria-petiolata.htm
They do. They are
On of the rheums I should think. If you don't get anymore definite answer, start a new thread, the title of this one is Cyclamen coum. You need to start one called What's this plant or similar.
I've enlarged number 2 and I think it's a variegated Weigela. These are best pruned by cutting out some of the older stems back to the base every year and leaving the rest as they are. New stems grow and over a couple of years you'll have a much better shaped shrub
I've flowered dahlias from seed in the first year, I should think that's usual, they're very quick.
Tubers will flower
I think 1 is Ribes sanguineum, flowering currant
2 can'tsee enough detail
3 as GD
4 Eleagnus ebbingei
I don't think B3 wants to kill lichen Papi Jo, she's interested in it.