I've got some snowdrop bulbs I picked up today for £1, thought it was worth a go at that cost, but was wondering what the best way to plant them was. Should I soak them before planting? They're tiny little bulbs, will 10cm be too deep? Should I even bother buying more snowdrop bulbs, or just wait until I can get them in the green?
I'm really keen to get some winter interest into the shady border, as once the Hostas have died back it tends to look a bit dull. I was thinking Snowdrops, cyclamen, winter aconites. There are a few heucheras and tiny little hellebore plants already in the bed, along with some primroses and primulas. With the cyclamen and winter aconites should I buy bulbs, or just go straight for the plants later on in the year? Winter flowering plants are new to me, so I have no idea how hard they are to grow from bulbs. Any suggestions for other winter flowering plants will be very gratefully received too!