Here, the bulbs are described in a way that should make them irresistible to any gardener feeling bored with the look of what confronts him/her whenever he/she steps outside or gazes from the window. Suddenly a splash of colour not apparent yesterday under a shady tree or a bold clump of leaves unfurling by the path near the front gate will draw one out. The bulbs will be described indicating not only their suitability within the Mediterranean climate range but where they may be grown to the best effect. The kind of company they may keep will be given consideration with ideas on suitable combinations of plants described. Ten categories will enable the reader to choose either familiar, uncommon or unusual bulbs that can provide that desired focal point or enhancement in a garden at different times of the year. Within this framework a range of bulbs will be described in as much detail as required to clearly present their requirements. Included wherever possible will be the dimensions of each one, their degree of difficulty and current availability in commerce.