Breckland Flower and Garden Club
After June's visit to the wonderful garden of Furze House, Rushall, Diss - a plantaholic's paradise - members were back at Old Buckenham in July to hear about orchid growing from Mrs Robyn McDonald. In earlier societies a person's wealth was judged by the number of orchids they owned. Other collectors were prepared to pay as much as 12,000 guineas for a certain plant. Even today plant breeders will give up to £50,000 in order to clone millions of a very saleable variety. Members were then shown the best way to repot an orchid and it was explained that, depending whether the plant originally grew on trees, in the ground or in water, which medium to grow it in. A most informative talk.
In the competition for a modern design the New Hands class was won by Alison Vivian and Old Hands by Christine Hewson. The table show for roses was won by Alison Walker.
The next Meeting will be held on Thursday 14 August staring at 2pm in Old Buckenham Village Hall when there will be a demonstration entitled 'All Good Things' by Ann Colby. The competition title is 'Sun, Sea and Sand' and the table show is for three stems of 'Hot Colour from the Border'
Visitors are always very welcome. Further details from Christine on 01953 454528 or Sally on 01953 788712.