Hello Sarah , I have heavy soil, overall my spring bulbs do reasonably well.
A year ago I bought a lot of different daff bulbs- spent a little bit of money on some of themThe ones that did the best for me this Spring were the cheap ones bought from Wilkos etc. This may have been down to the weather both at the time and the year previous. I had a lot that came up blind or too early so the flowers were damaged.
All the bulbs are still in the ground so I'm hopeful to have a better show for the Spring.
Interesting advice kate- I begrudge spending too much money on the garden but £2.50 sounds like my sort of price. Just out of interest how much grit do you put in to the planting hole- some bits of my garden could always do with some more drainage.
Just my experience....... I'm going to take some care about where to plant any new daff bulbs ( and there will be some) as when the flowers are over, you have to leave the leaves on them til they die down to feed the bulbs for flowering next year.
I love daffs, one of my favourite- but they can take a while to die down after flowering and look messy & scraggly whilst they are doing so.