Late August/early September planting of Autumn bulbs gives yellow (Sternbergias), pink (Colchicums) and the more common purple and white colours to the October garden in under a month. The flowers of these bulbs come first, and the leaves follow.
Planting your own bulbs!
The writer of this guide feels that all too often bulb-growing enthusiasts give their bulbs an insufficient covering of soil when planting. The following is a guide as to how this might be put right. The measurements refer to the amount of earth to be left between the top of the bulb and actual ground level.