April is the most exciting month of the year because we are well and truly into spring.

The gardens are looking green and vibrant, and on the whole days are warming up. Nights can still be cold, so keep an eye on the weather and protect any tender plants if frost is forecast.

At the February meeting, speaker, Ray Sturdy, gave a talk and slide show on one of his hiking travels in Peru, land of the Incas, with ‘Paddington Bear’ tucked in his rucksack.

The evening was a great success with everyone enjoying the talk.

The next meeting on Wednesday, April 24, will feature Rob Cole and his talk entitled ‘Perennials from Seed’.

The club meets on the fourth Wednesday in the calendar month at Clows Top Victory Hall. Doors open 7.45pm, for the speaker at 8pm.

There are refreshments, a raffle and a plant stall. Non-members are welcome but membership is £5 per year.

For further details, telephone Marion Wilson 01299 270475 or email clowstopdistrictgardening club@hotmail.co.uk