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  This Month's Title "Spring Basket"  
1st Sue Staines 2nd Jan Read 3rd Glenda Holt
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H. C. Mary Goff H. C. Ann Faircloth  
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1st Wendy Cardy 2nd Ann Gilling 3rd Erika Welton
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1st Brenda Close 2nd Noreen Young 3rd Christine Olden
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Pleasant Surprise Noreen Young's

Granddaughter wanted to "have a go"

  Mia's brilliant attempt  
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Next Month's Meeting is a Workshop entitled "Making a Handbag".  Members have been given a list of things to bring in order to make their floral "Handbag" during the workshop.  Any Member who was not present to receive this list should contact Sue Staines on 02380 892673 for details.


Here is a first attempt to show the sort of thing we ae trying to create.


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This Month's Competition Title "Memories"
1st Mary Goff 2nd Jan Read
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1st Ann Gidding 2nd Wendy Cardy
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1st Noreen Young

2nd Christine Olden

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Jenny Winstone was welcomed with her demonstration entitled "Contrasts".  The first arrangement featured two tall yellow containers to which Jenny added a colourful paddle to each container which she had made from wire and woven with various types and colours of biodegradable material, thus adding interest to each arrangement.  Blue irises, dried sedum, choisya, variagated foliage, small green chrysanthemums and yellow tulips grouped on one side and two colour tulips in pink and yellow were placed in the other container.

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A large metal container decorated with pieces of rope, netting and other items normally found washed up on a beach co-ordinated with the colours of the flowers.  Two lage pieces of purple coral were placed to one side of the arrangement and various types of foliage inserted including senecio, euonymus and pittisporum with pink carnations to the other side.  Teasels and cream roses tinged with pink completed the arrangement.

A tall silver basket was produced for the next design and into this were placed one piece of willow trellis, sprayed silver and an unusual type of frilly leafed ivy (Christata) was included in the arrangement together with euonymus and magenta carnations providing a splash of colour and to complete the design some green Anastasia chrysanthemum.

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Gerberas gave impact to the next design - mini magenta gerberas and large dark red gerberas were placed in an oblong black basket decorated with white sticks and some red berries at the front and then choisya, skimmia and euonymus added and white medelino sticks looped through the design.

A black plinth provided the base for the last design which featured a large metal open work dish and large fatsia leaves were added together with folded aspidistra leaves, ivy seedheads, conifer and osmanthus.  Dried hydrangea heads, green carnations, deep pink roses and beautiful large pink anthuriums completed the design or so we thought, until Jenny produced an identical arrangement she had put together earlier.

Editorial written by Jan Read

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It is with much sadness that we announce the death of our Former Life President Mrs Else Henn Collins on Tuesday 19th February 2013 .  Else founded the club 53 years ago and has worked dilligently and with great enthusiasm to take the club forward through the decades and into the 21st century.  Her passion for flowers and all things flora together with her true, caring and kind attitude will be sadly missed by all the Club and it's associates. 

Else was a true "Lady" and the Club will continue to prosper in her memory, giving ladies of the community the chance to meet and enjoy the art of flower arranging.

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