Sunday, 17 June 2012

Breckland Flower and Garden Club

Facts about fuchsias
In spite of sunny gardening weather, many members attended June's meeting in Old Buckenham Village Hall to hear how Frank Lambert grows his fuchsias. From taking cuttings - which strike easily and no hormone rooting medium required - to preparing enormous shrubs for the show bench. He showed how to prepare a good growing compost and recommended means of combating pest and diseases. He also brought along samples of different types of fuchsias from bonsai through to standard and explained the best methods for achieving plants for the show bench as well as the garden. He finished by showing slides which included some of the many prizes he has won - at true enthusiast.
In the flower arranging competitions the Old Hands category was won by Ursula Jackson with the New Hands class and trophy for best use of colour going to Margaret Haycroft. Jean Shave's lovely red rose, Glad Tidings, won the table show.
Next month's meeting will be held on Thursday 12 July starting at 2pm in Old Buckenham Village Hall when ‘The Blooming Hopefuls' will be demonstrating. The competition title is 'Olympiad', an exhibit depicting an Olympic event, and the table show will be for a planted summer container.

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