March can be a tricky month weather wise, with sunshine one day, hard frost the next and often very windy.

However, the daylight hours are getting longer and the ground is warming up.

Daffodils and spring bulbs are giving fab - ulous displays.

If time and weather permits try and do some weeding you will benefit from this early start later in the year.

At the January meeting Rachel, a florist based at Mawley Oak Garage, gave us a lovely demonstration of hand tied bou - quets.

It was lovely to watch an artist at work she made it look so easy and explained everything at each stage of the arrange - ment. It was very inspiring to try some - thing ourselves at home.

On the evening of November 7 Kidderminster hosted the Annual Inter- Club Quiz for the Jim Greenhow Shield.

There were four teams represented from Astley, Bewdley, Clows Top & Kidderminster. Congratulations to the Clows Top team for winning the shield a brilliant performance.

If you are not a member then come along to one of the monthly meetings. It’s a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas and advice with other members.

There is a great programme of speakers as well as evening visits to local gardens and an annual coach trip to Barnsdale Gardens in June.

The next meeting is on March 26 and the evening will be the Spring Show and Inter-club Quiz, Hosted by Derek Walker.

Diary Dates: April 23 - POTAGERS, Chrissy Ching; May 17 - Plant sale; May 28 - Hardy Plant Society, Vivienne McGee