Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Flowering in Old Buckenham

A secondhand rose

On Thursday 8 June forty ladies gathered in Old Buckenham Village Hall for the monthly meeting of Breckland Flower and Garden Club. The day’s guest was Scottish demonstrator Moira Neville with her floral demonstration titled “Secondhand Rose”. With a definite clue in the title, Moira began her first floral arrangement miming to Barbara Streisand’s version of ‘Secondhand Rose’ using re-cycled containers she generally found in charity chops and a delightful mix of foliage which include glycerine leaves, pussy willow and manipulated phormium, aspidistra and hosta leaves. She also incorporated eucalyptus, ferns and dried leaves in her other arrangements and her flowers included large sprays of orchids, calla lilies and stunning large green chrysanthemums. Whilst working on her arrangements Moira shared lots of tips and ideas with the audience and concluded her demonstration with “Lord of the Dance”, a lovely way to end the afternoon. Once again some lucky ladies took home one of Moira’s arrangements to enjoy.
The monthly competition was “Floral design in my secondhand purchase” with Pat Barton winning the advanced category and Linda Campbell being the novice winner and also receiving the monthly trophy as well as having the best rose in the table show.
The next Club meeting is on Thursday 13 July and is a visit to Hensted Exotic Garden. Cars will leave Old Buckenham Village Hall at 12.45pm and the cost will be £4 which includes tea and cake at the gardens.
If you would like any further information about Breckland Flower and Garden Club then you can contact Christine on 01953 454528 or Sally on 01953 788712.

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