Blue bells, cherry blossom, clematis, lillies and bleeding heart because it came into bloom about a month ago and has just kept going.
What a tough question!
I love salvias, but I couldn't even give you my top 5 of them!
And what about those first snowdrops?
This weeks top 5 would be-
daffodils to lighten up late winter
alstroemeria-exotic looking flowers but perfectly hardy and trouble free
perennial scarlet lobelia-always stunning
lilies-despite the blasted beetle
dahlias-reliable, colourful will never let you down
there will be others.................
My Bramley tree. rhubarb, ferns, snowdrops, forget-m-nots. These are just for me but the five my wildlife love are slightly different and as i share the garden with them - my oak and Bramley tree, pyracanthas, inula hookeri, ivy.
So difficult to choose just 5 but here goes.
Hardy Geraniums - big ones and small ones and all colours - for their unconditional love and no weeds penetrate the foliage.
Philadelphus Belle Etoile - the perfume is filling my garden right now.
Arum Lilies - magestic and beautiful.
Hellebores - for their cheerfulness on dark cold days.
My dark red Peony - it's a rubbish flower for lasting a long time but it reminds me of my late brother who gave me a peony from his garden over 40 years ago. It was the first plant in the first garden that I ever owned.
1. Berheya purpurea, so prickly but beautiful.
2. Morina longifolia, another prickly but wonderful plant.
3. Clematis, gives height and covers all my structures.
4. Hardy geraniums, brilliant ground cover.
4. Paulownia tomentosa. Love the leaves. it flowered the first time this year.
I loved the late, great and sadly missed Christopher Lloyds answer to this question - when asked what was his favourite plant - he said 'the one I am looking at at the moment', and I suspect he is right. I could name five now, then in an hour spot something else and realise that's a favourite too - like just about everyone else here.