Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:21
I'd go for the smaller varieties in that garden and plant them in groups in strategic spots. Don't blanket plant. Regarding dying down, the advice re planting something over them to hide the dying leaves is a good one and hardy geraniums are very useful for this. I would plant tulips in pots and place them round the garden as the dying foliage on them is later than a lot of the daffs so interferes more with summer planting. Choose your combinations carefully. I'd take a look at Sarah Raven combinations they are beautiful, but of course you don't have to buy from her website you can shop arround.
Be generous when you plant up pots. I always plant bulbs in cheap plastic pots that fit into more expensive ceramic or terracotta. That way you can remove the plastic pots and replace with some more planted with summer flowers.
Lovely garden by the way.