Mountain flora

THE first North East of England Group of the Alpine Garden Society meeting of 2013 will take place in Ponteland on Monday.

Guest speaker Peter Maguire will discuss Summer Flowers of the Dolomites.

Also at the event there will be a seed exchange so those in attendance can buy members’ seeds to sow, as well as refreshments and a chance to chat.

The group meets at St Mary’s Church Hall in Thornhill Road, from 7.30pm.

The charge for visitors is £2.50.

For more details about the meeting or the group, call Terry Teal on 0191 413 2574 or email