In wildlife gardens
Once your bulbs have opened, they can be lifesavers for a whole lot of insects, especially bumblebees and honeybees, supplying nectar and pollen to insects freshly emerged from hibernation. I’ve planted one of my favourites, the crocus, (technically it’s a corm!), which the bees love, in the lawn and a gravel area. When you start looking, you will find there are loads of wildlife-friendly bulbs that can have a real impact on the earliest insects needing food, as well as bringing colour to a garden.