Breckland Flower and Garden Club
Herbs - and surprisingly some weeds - were the subject of Christine Herbert's talk at the April meeting of Breckland Flower and Garden Club. Christine, a herbalist from nearby Spooner Row, explained which plants could be used for making tinctures, teas and ointments for a wide variety of aches, pains and general inbalances of the body. She advised that many of her products were more effective that those bought over the counter as all parts of her plants such as the flowers, leaves and roots were used whereas others used one concentrated ingredient. A most interesting talk.
Several members were absent taking part in the East of England Area Show at Wymondham College but some new members were made welcome. The competition results were that Shirley Penfold won the Old Hands class while Alison Vivian won the New Hands Class, the monthly cup and the table show.
The next meeting will be held at Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday May 8 at 2pm when Judy Barham will demonstrate her title 'A Walk with Me'. The competition is for an arrangement with the title 'Down the Garden Path'.
Visitors and new members are always welcome. Further details from Sally on 01953 788712 or Christine on 01953 454528.