Sunday, 12 May 2013

Chasing dreams in Old Buckenham

Breckland Flower and Garden Club

Members and guests enjoyed David Wright's demonstration 'Forever Chasing Dreams' at May's meeting. Visiting Holland, taking up riding, passing a driving test and an impossible dream were all interpreted with pristine foliage and flowers which included roses, stocks, veronica, green Anastasia chrysanthemums and carnations. Torvil and Dean's Olympic dream included sprayed aspidistra leaves, cocoa spathes (for ice skating blades) and pink germinis. David had dreamed of seeing Phantom of the Opera for over 20 years and his design included burgundy roses and deep red carnations which, together with a mask, were inspired by the programme cover.
In the monthly competitions the Old Hands class was won by Sylvia Briggs and New Hands by Alison Vivian who also won the monthly trophy. Alison had further success in the table show - tying first with Jean Shave.
June's meeting will take place on Thursday 13 June at 2pm in Old Buckenham Village Hall. John Bridge will be giving a talk called 'Chaos and Curry'. The competitions will be for an arrangement for a Summer lunch table - the monthly trophy being awarded for the best use of colour. The table show is for the ‘First rose of Summer’.
Visitors are always welcome to these meetings. Further details from Sally on 01953 788712.
A coach outing to Colchester and Green Island Gardens, Ardleigh, is being organised for Friday 16 August leaving Old Buckenham at 9am.The cost will be £20 including entrance to the 20 acre garden. If anyone would like further details please contact Sheila on 01953 888710.

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