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

March is the perfect time to plant your summer flowering bulbs such as dahlias, begonias, lilies and freesias. Make sure you prepare the soil first by placing a handful of grit at the bottom of the planting hole to ensure that drainage is sufficient to prevent the bulbs rotting.

At the January meeting Danny Arnold, gave an interesting talk and power point presentation on the wildlife in the Teme Valley. The evening was a great success with everyone enjoying the talk.

If you’re not a member then come along and join us at one of our monthly meetings. It’s a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas and advice with other members. We have a great programme of speakers as well as Evening visits to local gardens. The Garden Club has a very friendly atmosphere, everyone is welcome. Don’t be afraid to come along, we are a garden club not a horticulture society, the membership is only £10 pa. However, Non-members are welcome to any monthly meeting.

Our next meeting will be on March 25, members Spring Show and Quiz hosted by Derek Walker.

On April 22, travels with Elanar photographers, Richard & Lesley Betts; May 16, plant sale & coffee morning, 10 – 12 noon. May 27, digging for fun with Leigh Griffiths.

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.

Admission Fee: members £2 or non-members £4.

Further Details Telephone Marion Wilson 01299 270475.