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Our annual coach trip this year was to Peter Beales Rose Garden, Attleborough in the morning and then on to East Ruston Old Rectory Garden, Norfolk in the afternoon.

They are doing lots of alterations at Peter Beales at the moment and there had been a heavy rain storm the previous day, so some of the roses were not at their best but it made a pleasant stay for coffee and cake and then we set off for our afternoon destination.

The weather had been a bit cloudy and dark all morning but then the cloud cleared and by the time we reached East Ruston it was lovely and sunny. Most of us had taken a picnic, so we sat on the grass and enjoyed the sunshine before going into the gardens.

These gardens were as lovely as ever, and there is so much to see there. Of course, by the time we had all had a good wonder around it was time for coffee and cake (again!!) and then a stroll around the nursery to be tempted into buying one (or more) of their plants. It was a lovely day out and many thanks to Diane Clarke for organising the outing for the Society and for organising the lovely weather.

The annual Flower Show was held on Saturday, 13th July.

We had lots more entries in all categories than we did last year, so a big, big thank you to each and every one of you who took the time and trouble to enter your exhibits. As I have said many, many times we cannot have a Flower Show without entries.

The main hall was full of flower arrangements, flowers, plants, hanging baskets, vegetables, fruit and entries in our new class of flower arrangements for children and the popular class, "Garden on a Plate". There were lots of cookery classes in the Snooker Room, together with the Exhibition of children's work from Wickhambrook School and in the Bar Room we had lots of Handicraft Exhibits. So there was plenty to see and admire and thanks again to all entrants, committee members, people who donated raffle prizes and those who came to view the exhibits as well.

The Cup Winners were as follows –

Banksian Medal R & R Smart
Badmondisfield Cup Anthony Day
Clopton Cup Linda Scott
Elizabeth Rolfe Cup Rosemary Lynn
A Silver Cup Elaine Plumpton
Mapey Rose Bowl R & R Smart
Family Cup Bradley Family
Genesis Green Cup Anthony Day
W I Shield Joyce Draycott
Crystal Fruit Bowl Anthony Day
Ivy Hicks Trophy Callum Bradley
Bailey Sweet Pea Cup R & R Smart
Helen Long Trophy R & R Smart
Underwood Cup Ruth Seal
Victory Cup Katie Cross
Nurse Williams Cup Alice Bell
Leonard Harbutt Challenge Bowl Wickhambrook School

The Cups were presented to the winners by Brandon Hattam, Carnival Prince and Mrs Jean Cook, our longest-standing Committee Member.

Jackie Fieldsend

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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society

Monday 26th February
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 26th February at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.  Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Conserve or Control - A presentation by Dr Ian Bedford (Head of Entomology), John Innes Research Institute, Norwich, everyone welcome.

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Horticultural Society Flower Show

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Our Annual Membership is 5, with meetings costing 1 to members and 2 to non-members. We would love to see some new members and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

Subscriptions are payable to the Treasurer each January.

Our talks usually last for about an hour and then we have a chat with other members whilst enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits. The talks cover a range of different aspects of gardening and our programme is planned to provide something of interest to each and everyone of us.

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