Friday, 17 June 2016

Old Buckenham members go visiting

Breckland Flower and Garden Club
The Club created wonderful arrangements for the Rejoice Flower Festival, a spectacular flower display to celebrate the opening of the new development and exhibition “The Abbey Experience” in the incomparable setting of the Wymondham Abbey. The arrangements received lots of lovely compliments from visitors to the Abbey over the May bank holiday, some of the flowers were later displayed in Attleborough church.
On Thursday 2 June 2, members and friends headed off from Old Buckenham Village Hall for a trip to Woodbridge and the Beth Chatto Gardens. First stop Woodbridge for some retail therapy. Maybe the shops should have been warned that the Club were coming. It also happened to be market day and members returned to the coach laden with bargains. At the Beth Chatto Gardens members strolled around the gardens taking photos and inspiration from the wonderful variety of flora, followed by the opportunity to purchase some beautiful plants.
On Wednesday 8 June there was another outing, this time to Walnut Tree Nursery, where members were given a talk on pruning and told not to be afraid to prune hard. There was also tea and cake followed by the chance to purchase yet more plants.
At the rgular monthly meeting Howard Norton gave a talk with the aid of slides on delphiniums. He shared his wealth of knowledge, from how to nurture these beautiful plants from seeds, to how to make a support for the plants using a piece of old hose pipe, a roof batten and a couple of screws. Howard was very informative and happy to answer questions, displaying a true love for delphiniums.
Winner of the competition for June titled “Garden Colour” was Glynis Allin. Chairperson, Christine Hewson presented Glynis with the cup.
The next meeting will be at Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 14 July at 2pm. It will be a demonstration by David Wright entitled “It is an Education”. The flower competition will be for a “Summer table arrangement”. All are welcome, visitors £4. For further details contact Christine on 01953 454528 or Sally on 01953 788712.

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