I adore that time of the year in late summer and early autumn when the spring flowering bulbs become available. For me, its one of the real highlights of the gardening calendar as we look to the future once more.
In the garden we are always looking ahead and planning for the future. Planting spring flowering bulbs in the autumn may seem like a thankless job as you cannot instantly see the fruits of your labour but I cannot explain the thrill I get each spring when I see, first the shoots and later the blooms emerge from the soil.
They lift the spirits each spring as their smiling faces and elegant blooms brighten up my garden space.
Among the earliest to emerge are the Snowdrops, Crocus and Early Daffodils, followed by Tulips and Alliums, providing spring colour in the garden right through from January to May.