As the evening light fades earlier and earlier, nothing warms the heart more than thinking of spring and the first splash of colour.
Now is the time to be planting spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, grape hyacinths and crocus. Even if you’ve only got a patio or a windowsill, you can still plant up a few bulbs.
The general rule when planting any spring bulb is to plant them to a depth which is double the height of the bulb. And don’t be afraid to mix your displays a bit by putting in daffodils first, then tulips, followed by hyacinths and crocus. That way you will have a continued display a colour throughout spring.
My favourite daffodils are Cheerfulness as they have a beautiful scent.