BEWDLEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The society starts the 2016 programme as usual with the AGM, which is on Monday February 17, 7.30pm at The Riverside Church, Dog Lane.

The AGM will be followed by a talk from Derek Walker of Little Larford, who is well known in local gardening circles, and chairman of neighbouring Astley Horticultural Society.He will also be remembered for the several years of "Tulipmania" when he opened his garden to the public. With our Annual Flower and Vegetable Show in mind he will be speaking about preparing for this with special emphasis on hints and tips for first time exhibitors.As the preparations for showing begin well in advance of the August date, this will give everyone useful advice at the right time of year.