November can be a damp, raw month. Flowers may be scarce in the garden but there are many berries, evergreen foliage and trees with decorative bark to add interest on the dullest of days. Frosts can be quite frequent at night, especially when it is calm and clear. Cold winds from the east will make it feel much colder than it really is.

At the October meeting David Morgan, gave an interesting talk and slide show on a ‘Life as a Gardener’. The first meeting in the New Year will be on January 28, Danny Arnold who will give a talk entitled ’Teme Valley wildlife’.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club meet the fourth Wednesday in the calendar month at Clows Top Victory Hall; Doors open 7.30pm, for the speaker at 8pm. Further details telephone Marion Wilson 01299 270475 or email clowstopdistrictgardeningclub@