Posted: 03/06/2012 at 15:39
Hellebores, for lovely classy blooms in winter and spring.
Quince tree (proper quince, not the climbing Japanese quince) because it's one of the first to come into leaf and the last to drop its leaves. It's lovely when in blossom, and we even get a few quinces as a bonus.
Snakeshead fritillary - I mean, a check-patterned flower? Magic!
Lavender for instant aromatherapy.
Clematis of various sorts, for their profuse blossoms.
Ask me again tomorrow and I'd think of five more, no problem. And that's just the ornamentals, I could start all over again when it comes to vegetables and herbs.