Frocks and fascinators were the order of day for the Club's summer meeting which was held in Joy Tunmore's garden. Having viewed Joy's bounteous borders everyone took to their seats in the sunshine and listened to an enthusiastic talk given by Ian Roofe (landscape gardener) on plants in flower at the moment. He recommended, among others, roses with wonderful perfume, old fashioned sweet williams, alstromerias and a fairly new variety - almost midnight blue - perennial salvia.
'Afternoon tea' was then served by the committee - cucumber sandwiches, strawberry cream scones and a variety of cakes, and tea served in china cups!
The competition was for the most imaginative fascinator and this was worn by Alison Walker - it included a bird with eggs in a nest.
The August meeting will take place in Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 8 August at 2pm when 'the Girls' will 'Lift the lid.' The competition title is 'Out of the box' and the table show will be for three stems in a vase of ‘Hot colour from the border’.
The Club's outing to Colchester and Green Island Gardens on Friday 16 August (now fully booked) will leave from Old Buckenham Village Hall at 9am and leave Ardleigh for the return journey at approximately 4pm. If you have any queries you can speak to Sheila on 888710.