Among trees and shrubs


Flower bulbs planted among trees and shrubs must be strong enough to be left to fend for themselves, as they may have to deal with strong competition from other plants. By and large, the earliest flowering varieties will be best suited to this setting, as they will stand out clearly among the still leafless woody plants. The ideal mix would include at least six types of naturalising and successively flowering bulbs. Plant a mixture like this in groups of varying size in the lightest areas in a grove of trees or at the edge of a wood to guarantee years of floral abundance.