Posted: 05/06/2012 at 09:22
Daffodils - promise of another exciting year ahead in the garden;
Hardy Fuchsia - reminds me of childhood and my grandmothers garden;
Crocosmia - holidays in the Isle of Man as a child going on the train up Snaefell. The line is edged by lots of Crocosmia (and hardy fushia);
Laburnum Tree - had a huge one at the bottom of my garden as a child and loved them ever since - I love the dripping golden yellow flowers in May.
Lillies - just for their sheer exuberance and scent that wafts around the garden when they are in flower.
A lot of my garden plants link back to what I grew up with as a child and I love the familiarity and continuity plants bring. I'm sure there must be some psychology going on there!