bulbs and poor drainage
What are your experiences with bulbs and soil drainage? I used to have great draining soil but now garden on a slab of sticky clay.... well maybe it's not that bad, but the drainage is pretty crappy in that you'll see water come up as you walk around after a rain. It got real bad last summer as we had rain shower after rain shower after..... well there was no summer.
As I dug up daffs from the muck there were some spots where the soil even had a stagnant stink to it as I dug through. BUT... I had no daff, tulip, crocus, allium losses over winter. It was only some of the later bulbs that I dug in the summer (after they died back normally)that had rot to them. So what gives?
I always hear about bulbs needing a good draining spot to overwinter, but have only had trouble with this in container plantings. Has anyone out there had rotting bulbs due to poor drainage out in the garden?