We were pleased to welcome Alison Gillot whose demonstration theme was based on Gloucester and the Cotswolds. Using corrugated cardboard she produced a shape representing the rolling hills of the Cotswolds with contrasting foliage, tiny white orchids, euphorbia, liatris, pink veronica and roses.
The Beatrix Potter tale, The Tailor of Gloucester, was artfully conveyed using a giant cotton reel, as a base with Phoenix Palm, roses and astilbe with phormium leaves for the needle. A Severn River boat had sails of heliconium and a wonderful selection of red antirynum and geminis.
An unusual woven mette unit produced by folding yellow wallpaper was used for the double Gloucester cheese and created a lot of interest amongst members. All the demonstrations made for an enjoyable afternoon.
A number of members enjoyed an afternoon outing to Sarah Raven’s Nursery in Robertsbridge. The Floral Group also organised and ran a stand at the Bexhill Hospital Garden Party. We were grateful to those members who produced beautiful flower arrangements and donated plants for sale. We raised £200 for the Bexhill Hospital League of Friends. We continue in our community work by providing flowers for both the Irvine Unit and the Health Centre.
The next meeting in July will feature a workshop for members to enjoy practising their skills. If you would like to join us we meet every month at Manor Barn, visitors welcome, for details please call 01424 212154.
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