Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Christmas crackers

Breckland Flower and Garden Club
November's meeting in Old Buckenham Village Hall was very well attended when Alan Smith from Ipswich gave his demonstration titled 'Christmas Crackers'. He is always an entertaining demonstrator, his designs evoking the spirit of the festive season. Using variegated foliage and mainly red and white flowers, with occasional gold roses and purple orchids, all were 'cracking' arrangements. His finale included bronze chrysanthemums and red lilies atop a wonderful brass urn – did this arrangement manage to get home in one piece?
The competition table for a table ring was very colourful. The winner of the Old Hands class (and Joan Barry Trophy for best use of garden plant material) was Sylvia Briggs and the New Hands class winner was Margaret Smith.
December's meeting will commence at 10.30am on Thursday 10 December at Old Buckenham Village Hall. In the morning members will be able to make 'floral cake'. All ingredients will be provided - however please bring a table cover, scissors and plate on which to place your cake. Cost will be £5 each. Please also bring something for a 'plate lunch'. During the afternoon members of the committee will be showing ideas for Christmas.
The competition is for an arrangement entitled “A Christmas Carol” - with a title card. Trophies for the best exhibit will be awarded for each class.
Further information can be obtained from Pat on 01953 457305 or Sally on 01953 788712.

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