ON Thursday February 2, the AGM of Bretforton Garden Club took place. Three members were elected to the new Committee and the success of the Club during 2016 was outlined in reports from the Secretary and Treasurer. It was noted that the Open Gardens event in June had been a great success and members had enjoyed an interesting and entertaining programme of speakers and visits during the year.

The AGM was followed by a Gardener's Question Time with a panel of horticultural experts led by the Club's Past Chairman Jon Heath and joined by Vicky Cody, Head Gardener at Snowshill Manor, and Ed Brown from "Just Must Perennials".

There was a wide range of questions from the audience including creating all year round hanging baskets to compost advice and ways to protect plants from slugs and snails - adopt a hedgehog!

The next meeting of the Club will be on Thursday 2nd March at 7.30pm at Bretforton Memorial Hall when Julia Scott, owner of The Walled Garden in Worcester, will be talking about Biodynamic Gardening and growing and using herbs.

New members and visitors are very welcome to meetings which are usually held on the first Thursday evening of the month starting at 7.30pm at Bretforton Memorial Hall. Please go to our website www.bretforton-gardenclub.co.uk for more information and our programme for 2017.