Last autumn I planted several thousand bulbs in the garden - mainly tulips, but also some hyacinths, alliums, and crocuses. Spring was mild this year, and I had an unusual treat - I was able to enjoy snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths and even some early tulips, in March.
Then the tulips arrived in late March / early April - full month earlier than expected. They have been the real treat, and were definitely worth planting Here is a snap of the "hot" border, planted with oranges and pinks. Watch out for my update, shortly, on which ones I'd recommend for planting again.