May for many gardeners is one of the best months in the garden, with the freshness of spring and the promise of an even better summer full of colour.

A wide selection of summer bedding plants will be on show at the nurseries and garden centres.

But, as in April, resist buying too early unless you have a frost free greenhouse, conservatory or cold frame to keep them in. The majority of these plants are still quite tender.

The March meeting for the spring show and quiz was unfortunately cancelled because of the snow and icy conditions.

The next event will be a plant sale on May 18, from 10am to noon, at Clows Top Village Hall.

The next meeting on May 22, will feature by Cliff Wood and his talk entitled ‘Question Time’.

This year’s annual coach trip will be to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Winterbourne House and Gardens.

If you love pottering around the garden, or if you need some fresh ideas or advice for your garden, the meetings are a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas and advice with other members.

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, raffle and a plant stall.

Non-members are very welcome, though membership is only £5 pa.

Further details, telephone Marion Wilson on 01299 270475 or email: clowstopdistrictgardeningclub