What has to be considered in planning these displays? Timing: bloom time (early, mid and late). Color: Bright colors with dark, hot colors with cool, echo colors. Size: Arrange heights for best advantage at bloom time.
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.
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.