IGPS volunteers met at the Rectory Garden at the Ulster Folk Museum on the 23rd of February to plan the early season’s work. Despite the recent gales a number of plants caught the eye. There were extensive clumps of snowdrops at the base of the beech hedge, a cheery two-tone wallflower, an early-flowering iris – possibly Iris lazica, a lush clump of Bergenia ‘Irish Crimson’ and some sweetly scented Sarcococca or Christmas Box.