Bulbs look just as good in pots. You can keep it simple by planting just one variety in each pot or you can mix it up a little by planting several varieties together. It’s tricky to get all the flowers to appear at the same time, but varied flowering is part of the excitement of planting bulbs, you can use any normal soil but make sure it has good drainage by adding grit if necessary.
Bulbs in pots need more care than those in soil, keep the compost moist by watering after planting and if you’re worried about your bulbs in the first frosts, cover with bubble wrap.
Choose a pot that is big enough and will compliment your chosen bulbs. More bulbs can be planted in larger pots by layering. Use soil as normal, making sure you add grit if drainage is poor. Bulbs flowering last in the season must always be planted at the bottom of the pot, the earlier flowering ones should be planted on top. A popular and effective layering combination starts with a layer of narcissi, then tulips and finally crocuses. This combination of bulbs gives you a rainbow of colour and a long flowering period.