A bulb for every situation
Amateur Gardening|September 18, 2021
There’s a spring bulb for all occasions, says Ruth
Ruth Hayes

THERE’S something incredibly uplifting about planting spring bulbs just as autumn is getting underway and the days are noticeably shortening.

They are an optimistic sign of brighter times to come and an extremely easy and versatile way of adding colour and interest to your garden.

With the right planning, spring bulbs will perform from early in the year right through to late summer, starting with snowdrops and crocuses before moving on to daffodils, anemones, tulips, crown imperials (Fritillaria imperialis), and the dazzling array of summer alliums.

Bulb plants come in different heights too, from ground-hugging Anemone blanda and little scillas, crocuses and winter aconites to stately Camassia and bell-flowered Nectaroscordum siculum, that produce entrancing, upright arrowhead-shaped seedpods.

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