This is a quick and easy way to bring spring colour to any garden, but time’s running out and you really need to do this now.
Large Flower Pots (bulbs need to be planted about 3-4 times as deep as the bulb is tall, so you’ll need a pot large enough for your largest bulbs) – I used troughs, but that’s just personal choice.
Crock (for drainage)
Compost or soil
Bulbs of your choice (in my case daffodils, tulips and crocus).
I used a mixture of daffodils (about 15), tulips (again about 15) and crocus (about 40). I bought mine from the local farm shop, because it allows me to support a small local business, plus they are cheaper than the garden centre and I can buy them loose or already bag. They were 60p/lb (450g) for daffodils, £1.75 for 20 crocus, and £2.50 for 15 Tulips.
They should bring some colour from late January right the way through to May. When they finished flowering the pots can be moved from the garden, but they need to be stored in sunlight in order to allow for the bulbs to recoup the energy expended in flowering. Leave the greenery on, as without this recharge the bulbs will not flower next year.