Winter flowering flowers and shrubs unless, like Hazel catkins, pollinated by the wind, need to attract the few insects out in wintry conditions. Luckily for us, they often have a beautiful scent to draws pollinators in. Here are four lovely plants out in our garden right now, smelling and looking beautiful: Daphne Jaqueline Postill (the best Daphne I think, scenting the whole path to the house), Hamamelis Mollis (Witch Hazel), Winter Flowering Honeysuckle and Winter Iris. Picking a small posy of these also brings their scent and colours into the house in drab January. Conditions: Sun after snow, disappearing fast. Temperature: Max 4- Min 0C.