Digging a hole for a crocus bulb with a trowel

Bulb types explained

Confused by corms, rhizomes and tubers? We explain the differences between them.

Bulbs are some of the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow – they can provide weeks of colour in the garden for just a little effort, lighting up pots and borders. Many popular garden plants are grown from bulbs, including daffodils, tulips, bluebells, lilies, gladioli and canna lilies.

Discover 10 of the best bulbs for pots.

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