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Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club – Report on February Meeting

18th February 2018 @ 6:06am – by Margaret Dixon
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Last year we had a very interesting visit to a garden in Bunbury and this week for our February meeting we welcomed the owner of that garden. Her love of plants and flowers was to the fore during her demonstration. She has a wealth of experience with flowers and does many of the wedding flowers in Bunbury Church – quite a task because of the size of the building.

Her 5 designs were planned to encourage anyone to have a go.

Her 1st was roses and anthuriums in pink and lime green.

Number 2 design was a low arrangement for a coffee table and looked striking with purple irises and yellow roses.

For design 3, Margaret chose orange roses and small green apples to decorate a ring which could be hung on a door or placed flat on a hearth or low table. Her tip here was to ensure that the foliage goes round following the circle.

The next design was fitting for Valentine's Day as it was a romantic looking all round arrangement with orange spray carnations and orange roses which was then placed in a large glass with glass beads dangling from it.

Margaret had quite a challenge with the final design as she had brought an exotic tropical bunch of flowers containing single blooms of Bird of Paradise flower and a strange loofah type plant. There were lots of different leaves and she made up her design as she went along but produced a striking result which I was lucky enough to win in the raffle.

There were some interesting facts mentioned which could be of use to anyone who gardens. The plant fair held at Oswestry is particularly good and there are 89,000 accidents in the garden every year.

The next meeting will be a demonstration by Namiye Sianga with the title "A Journey's Tale" at 7-30pm on 14th March. Visitors are always very welcome.

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