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Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Coffee Morning tomorrow

From 10am at The Memorial Hall, members are invited to join fellow members and friends for a coffee and browse the festive goodies on offer on the bring and buy stall, the cakes and produce stall, and the Christmas flower arranging stall.

The Club Calendar will be on show and Ros will be taking orders for the calendar she says it is "the best yet"!  With her own images and some from Denis Shand and Val Payne the calendar showcases images taken at Garden Visits during 2011.

Also on sale will be the competition bulbs to grow on next year's Spring Flower Show.

Please come along and support if you are able.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Christmas Craft Fair at Cove Garden Nursery

Our friends at Cove Garden Nursery are holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 11th December between and 10am and 4pm.

More info at Cove Garden Nursery

Please support them!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Festive Flowers Bloom

 Maggie Roberts and Tim Nichols showed their floral arranging expertise to a packed Memorial Hall audience at the November meeting.  Between the talented pair they demonstrated six Festive Flower arrangements, sharing tips and techniques. 

Maggie used hesian and wire with gold chrysanthemums for her first arrangement.  A snow scene was created for her second arrangement using artificial snow crystals, white roses and silver leaves.  For her third arrangement, she used red roses and pink gerbera and made an all-round line arrangement around red ting ting.

Tim's first arrangement used a oblong charger as a base and had a candle with red spray carnations for a simple table arrangement.  For his next arrangement he used a posy pad of oasis foam and carved out a round hole and placed a bottle of wine in it.  He then did a tapestry style arrangement using lots of different types of foliage and then added flowers: white roses, lilac freesias, an orimental cabbage to compliment the colour scheme.  For his final arrangement he used a large basket to be put on a fire place and used white lillies and red roses.

Vice Chairman, John Bennett thanked Maggie & Tim for an inspiring evening which showed everyone how to do simple flower arrangements at Christmastime.

Proceeds of the raffle and refreshments were donated to the club's nominated charity: The Mardon Rehalbilitation Centre, in the sum of £300.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Charity evening next week

Don't forget that November's meeting on Tuesday the 8th is all in aid of charity.  The Mardon Centre in Exter who specialise in rehabilitation for brain injuries is our nominated charity for 2011 and all proceeds of the raffle and refreshments will be donated to it. 

Tim Nichols and Maggie Roberts will be demonstrating "Festive Flowers", so please join us for what will be a fun filled evening at The Memorial Hall.  If you are not a member, there is a £1 entry fee.  What a bargain!