Unless the foliage of other perennials grows up to mask the bulb foliage as it decays, the garden looks a mess.
Corydalis has delicate lacy-looking foliage and racemes of spurred flowers in the spring.
If you have shady areas in your garden you may like to try growing a shrub that is known as Japanese Kerria, a deciduous shrub for all seasons.
Amy Stewart has written a fascinating book called Wicked Plants.
Yellow celandine poppies are a good addition to a garden for their attractive cup-shaped flowers and grey-green foliage.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.
On this Focus On Flowers, Moya talks about the perfect flowers for your shade garden.