February 2020 – An arrangement without floral foam

We all had fun doing this arrangement, and as usual our members were innovative and creative. The members’ choice winner was Jackie, with a colourful and seasonal creation.

Some of the lovely designs
A representative from Headway Medway, our charity for this year, with our chairman, Trish, vice-chairman Verity, member Jan and our newly installed president, Liz
Our artists at work…

August 2019 – our indoor garden party

Our party was a great success – lovely food, wonderful table decorations, a superb raffle. Also entertainment in the form of an ‘imposed’ competition between two of our talented arrangers, Alison and Elaine. They did a superb job; not easy in front of the whole club to improvise like that!

Congratulations to all the members who brought an arrangement in a cup and saucer. They were all delightful, and the members’ choice 20 pences added up to £24 for our charity. Angela’s beautiful arrangement was the members’ winner.

Landscapes: a practical evening, June 2019

Landscapes June 2019 1
Landscapes June 2019 1

What an evening! The rain was coming down in stair-rods, and we honestly thought that only the committee would turn up! We underestimated our members, and kudos to those who came.

The evening was a great success (if on a smaller scale than usual). Our thanks to Pat for doing an example of a landscape, and giving some pointers, and to Barbara and Verity who commented on the arrangements at the end of the evening.

The finished work was of a high standard, and, as usual very varied. As expected, much of the flowers and foliage were from the garden and hedgerow, and I think we all gained some tips on wild foliage. Well done everyone, and let’s hope the weather is better in July!

Landscapes June2019 2
Landscapes June2019 2

Landscapes June 2019 3
Landscapes June 2019 3