beginner's advice please
Hi everyone, I have been trying to rennovate my bland garden and have cleared out a raised bed. I moved shrubs and put in topsoil and compost. I then planted lots of bulbs. However, lots of rain yesterday and when I arrived home the raised bed was holding puddles of water. Will this kill the bulbs? All the water was gone this morning after some sun. Do I need to remedy this? I have enclosed a picture of the raised bed,. Also, I wondering if my lilac tree is just losing its leaves naturally, but they do look quite shivered. Is this normal? Finally, I have replaced the gravel around the trees and shrubs I planted along the back fence. Will this harm the trees or help them? I put some shredded bark down to. Lastly, I have bought those lovely paper white daffodils and Bridal Crown indoor narcissi. I planted some of the bulbs. But do I leave them by a window or in shade. They have threads of mould appearing on the top of the soil as I left them in the garage. (Instructions say cool, shaded place for 3-4weeks). I think it should be by a window surely?
Thanks everyone for any advice provided.