It is time to plant bulbs. Time also for the annual argument about the best planting method. I prefer to choose an area, dig it out to the required depth, scatter the bulbs, fix them in the soil and cover them up, planting out my wallflowers, hesperis and mysotis as I go. He prefers to scatter the bulbs on top of the soil and plant them individually, muttering all the while how much he hates planting bulbs. Which makes me wonder why he chooses such a long-winded planting method.