October brings a richness of colour to the garden with displays of autumn foliage.

The autumn colours are at their best this month.

Make the most of them as they pass very quickly.

The night frosts and clear sunny days bring out the intensity of the colours.

Fruits and berries are an added attraction, not only to us but to the birds as well. There is still time to plant winterflowering plants, such as pansies, Violas and wall flowers.

Don’t forget to plant your spring flowering bulbs now until the end of November.

At the September meeting John Robinson, gave an interesting talk and slide show on 60 years of wildlife photography.

John started his hobby while he was in the Army in Germany.

It was a light heated talk on the adventures he had to get these impressive photos.

The evening was a great success with everyone enjoying the talk.

It was also the clubs Autumn Show.

The show winners were Austin Fletcher, Bob Marriott and Suzanne France.

Best Exhibit Austin Fletcher, many thanks to Marion for judging the show.

If you are not a keen gardener but a keen garden lover, then don’t be afraid to come along, we are a garden club not a horticulture society.

Non-members welcome to any of our monthly meetings.

The next meeting on October 22, David Morgan who will give a talk entitled ’I’m not much good at gardening’.

November 26 , Hartlebury Common, Dr Joy Rooney.

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@ hotmail.co.uk.comedy and song from our village hall favourite Mervyn Stutter in a show called Utterly Stutterly.

Mervyn has been making people laugh in folk clubs, comedy clubs, cabaret theatre, radio and TV for over 40 years and now, still convinced that “small is beautiful”

- he is back where he is happiest, performing in small intimate venues across the UK.

He recently completed his 27th consecutive year of performing on the Edinburgh Fringe.

No wonder the press have christened him “The Fringe Overlord”.

Those of you who have seen him before will know what to expect from this talented, musical, funny man.

On October 17, “Mervyn Stutter in Utterly Stutterly” 8pm. Doors open 7.15pm. Licensed Bar. Tickets £10.

Available from 01299 822987.

Saturday October 18, apple pressing and refreshments Bring your apples along for pressing.

There will be a small charge for pressing and containers for the juice will be available to purchase for a nominal amount.

The pressed juice can be drunk fresh, pasteurised and bottled, frozen or made into cider.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be available on both days, together with bacon butties and ploughman’s lunches.

Local cider will also be available for purchase.

Even if you haven’t any apples to press come along to watch, chat, eat and drink.

Saturday 10-4pm. Sunday 10- 2pm.

Details from 01299 822987.