Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Flotsam and Jetsam

Breckland Flower and Garden Club

A recycled lampshade from a railway station, a rescued urn from an antiques shop, tree bark and driftwood were all incorporated into Nick Grounds’ designs when his demonstration entitled 'Flotsam and Jetsam' took place at September's meeting of the Breckland Flower and Garden Club. As well as colourful flowers Nick also used carrots, lettuce and aubergine to add impact in one arrangement; another was created from a supermarket 'mixed bouquet'. Together with tips, quotes and anecdotes he proved very entertaining as well as creating some lovely raffle prizes.
In the flower arranging competition the Old Hands category was won by Ursula Jackson with Shirley Penfold second and with Sylvia Briggs and Pat Wells joint third. New Hands was won by Susan Thurlow who also won the trophy for best use of colour. Janet Skidmore was second.
In the Table Show competition for an item harvested from the garden, first was Sally Westrup (tomato), second Shirley Penfold (sunflower) and third Janet Skidmore (turk's head squash).
Next month's meeting will be held on Thursday 14 October at 2pm at Old Buckenham Village Hall when Alison Cushing’s demonstration will be entitled 'Seasonal'.
The competition title is 'Autumn in a Copper Container' with a trophy being awarded for the best exhibit. The table show will be for three stems from your garden with autumn colour.
If you have an interest in flowers, flower arranging or just enjoy growing flowers then why not come along to one of the meetings. The Club offers a varied programme including speakers, demonstrators (visiting and in-house), tutorials and outings
Further details can be obtained from Pat on 457305 or Sally on 788712.

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