The nodding bell shaped flowers of Fritillaria meleagris are unmistakeable for their snake skin markings. This British wild flower bulb is now protected and rarely seen in its native meadows, but will always attract attention in a woodland garden, rockery, or naturalised in grass.
Camassia leichtlinii Alba Camassia leichtlinii Alba is a statuesque late-spring flowering bulb with spires of creamy-white flowers which last for ages. One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow. They're ideal for being happy in sun or light shade, for naturalising.
If you're looking for hardy, no-care, "Plant and Forget" spring flowering bulbs, look no further - load up on Muscari. These bulbs are so winter hardy and easy to grow that no garden should be without them.
Potted spring bulbs: ♥♥ Try this vibrant combination of contrasting tulips, 'Cafe Noir', 'Don Quichotte' and 'Cairo'. See our five favourite tulip combinations at http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/flowers/five-stunning-tulip-combinations/5073.html Photo by Sarah Cuttle.
How to Force a Hyacinth Bulb.*This method is a particularly easy way to bring a bit of spring into your home before plants outside have warmed up enough to flower. You can use vases created especially for this purpose, or any jar or vase with a small enough mouth to support the bulb, without letting it fall in the water. The point of a forcing glass is to hold the bottom of the bulb away from the water. SEE WEBSITE for specifics: http://www.janeausten.co.uk/how-to-force-a-hyacinth-bulb/