Autumn is the best time for planting spring flowering bulbs. They can be planted in different ways - for example, scattered at variable spacing in large drifts or irregular blocks.
When planting use a trowel or bulb planter and plant the bulbs at the correct depth. Some bulbs require shallow planting, others require planting at greater depth. Check with your supplier if in doubt.
Before planting it is advisable to take a moment and study the bulb and find out top and base. Remind yourself by looking at a regular culinary onion. Where is the top and where are the roots?
Then transfer it to the bulb to be planted in the garden. Best NOT to plant them upside-down.
Note: Fritillaries can be planted on the side to prevent rotting.