the topic for speaker Dave Smith at the September monthly meeting.

Dave demonstrated his ability to plant out various pots, baskets and containers for the winter in a way so as not to need watering, except by the elements. This was done by using a very wet mixture of soil containing slow release fertiliser and water-absorbent crystals packed very closely together, showing beautiful results.

Dave also brought along lots of plants for sale. This proved very successful as advice was freely given with all purchases. A good evening was had by all attending.

The next meeting on Firday, October 25 will be ‘An evening with Reg Moule’. Reg was a member of the ‘Gardener’s QuestionTime’ team on radio. It starts at 7.30pm in Clent Parish Hall. All are welcome.

There is no meeting in November.

Instead it will be the members-only supper.

Anyone interested in either joining or just visiting the club can get further details by visiting the website at or by contacting chairman Pat Orme on 01384 394451.