Below is the list of our favourite plants in the garden in the first half of February 2017. The idea of recording these came to me in mid 2016, so won’t be completed until later this year. I don’t tend to repeat plants that have featured in the previous fortnight, so it’s an attempt to show how there is always something new in the garden to tempt us out, whatever the weather. In early February many of December’s, and January’s stalwarts are even better now, like early snowdrops and Cyclamen coum, so do have a look at the last 3 Plant Palettes. But there are now waves of new flowers appearing quite regularly. Spring is on its way. Well at least that’s what all this new activity is telling us. And the nadir of late November when flowers are few and far between seems a very long time ago.