Tarvin Flower Club January Meeting

Home » Newsroom » Tarvin Flower Club January Meeting

The weather was very poor for turning out to the Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club January meeting however we were all brightened up by Anne Gater from Nantwich who chatted in a very lively and informative manner about The Language of Flowers whilst arranging 5 beautiful designs.

Flower Club

Although flower meanings were used in ancient times they were never written about until 1714. It was 1763 before we had anything printed in Britain and it was 1809 when Floriography (one to remember for crosswords- although not in my dictionary) became known as the Language of Flowers
Queen Victoria did much to promote the subject by encouraging her family and staff to learn about it. It was during her reign that Miss Carruthers of Inverness wrote the definitive book on the topic which is still used today.
A custom from Queen Victoria was the inclusion of Myrtle in all Royal wedding bouquets, this is still carried on today
Since Victorian times we have been more free to express our feelings without resorting to flowers (a good excuse for men not to buy flowers for their ladies! )
For me the evening was made even better as I won one of the designs when raffled at the end.

Flower Club

A very good start to 2014 for the Flower Club.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

neighbourhood plan logo
Sat 11 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 623

We now have the revised draft planThere will be 2 public consultation events on September 12th and 14th 2018 (see the Calendar for...

Thu 16 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 417

CWAC have recently issued a consultation document about a proposal to give most of Tarvin Roads a 20 mph speed limit. This assumes the Editorial team have interpreted the map correctly. Almost everywhere seems to be coloured blue to us! Have a look at the document and see what you make of it.A Traffic Regulation Order for the new speed limit will be...

coop cash machine
Fri 10 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 377

Finally, after what has felt like a life time without the Co-op cash machine the police think they have finally caught the culprit. The police have arrested and charged a man from Stockport aged 30 who they believe raided the Co-op cash machine in Tarvin on April 2nd.The arrest took place on August 2nd at Manchester airport and the man was subsequently charged with one count...