Spring bulbs are available in nurseries now but wait until the weather cools before planting bulbs. All bulbs will flower better if left in the chiller for two weeks but this is particularly true for Tulips and Hyacinths. Plant bulbs in the ground if you have good drainage but bulbs will do better in Sydney when planted in pots using a good quality bulb mix. Place a small piece of shade cloth and some gravel over the drainage hole before filling. Plant bulbs pointy end up, and approx 3 times deeper than the thickness of the bulb.