I've just bought some Crocus Sativus bulbs as I'm curious to grow my own saffron. I know it takes 100's of bulbs for a decent amount so I won't get much with 20 bulbs.
The problem is that I assumed they flowered in the spring, but have just discovered that they flower Oct/Nov - which is obviously now - and I should have planted then in August. So what do I do with them now? Do I plant them anyway and forget about flowering this year, or will the bulbs rot over the winter? Or do I store them (how?) until next summer before planting.