Bulbs: the ultimate in delayed gratification for your garden

With so many varieties of bulbs available, it can be hard to know what to choose, so it really is down to what appeals to you

Hidden potential: planting bulbs now can give you an uplifting display next spring

By all accounts we may have a difficult winter ahead so anything we can do now in the garden to spark joy in the months ahead is well worth doing.

One easy but very rewarding job, to do now to distract us from our worries and to give us a lift in spring with bursts of vibrant colour, is bulb planting.

Bulbs are the ultimate in delayed gratification – a bit of work now and ...