Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring in the air in Old Buckenham

Breckland Flower and Garden Club

Fifty members met for the April meeting and enjoyed a presentation by Lois Gills's entitled 'Spring is in the Air'. With spring flowers in abundance Lois also gave tips on seasonal planting for pots and troughs with her top tip - if you want to keep your hostas slug free don't plant them anywhere near bergenias! She also told about a 'Blossom and Yarn Festival' to be staged in the six churches of the Wayland Parish - each with a different theme – between Friday 10 and Monday 13 July. Not only will there be fresh flower arrangements but others made from knitted squares, together with life-size 'people' and animals, also knitted.
The new president for the coming year, Mrs Jan Orbell, was presented with her badge of office by outgoing president Mrs Marjorie Greenwood.
The Club's fundraising for the year for Scotty's Little Soldiers culminated in the presentation of a cheque for over £600 to one of their representatives. The money will go towards giving holidays and bursaries to children who have lost a parent during military service.
There was a wonderful display for the monthly competition table, title 'Blossom included', and it was won by Heather Doig.
Next month's meeting will be held on Thursday 11 May at 2pm in Old Buckenham Village Hall. Graham Watts has been invited to talk on the making of his garden at Dereham. Although his garden is opened under the National Garden Scheme, the club will be making a private visit for their July meeting.
The competition title will be ‘Garden Delights’ and a trophy will be awarded for the best use of garden plant material. The table show will be for ‘Blossom from the garden’.
Visitors are always welcome. Further details from Christine on 01953 454528 or Sally on 01953 788712.

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