Wickham Market Flower Club

Wickham Market Flower Club

Report for Flower Club meeting dated Thursday 22nd February held at Wickham Market Village Hall

What a really horrible night to turn out. It was blowing a Hoolie, pouring with rain and decidedly chilly. Never the less our brave stoic members turned out for our 2nd meeting of the year.

June thanked everyone for coming and stated she was sure it was going to be a good meeting. We had Chocolate Biscuits for refreshments and the sales table was stuffed with bargains galore.

Carol read out the following information.

Members were reminded that our very own Paula would be leading the March “Hand’s On” meeting and a requirement list was available on the Notice board table. Club would be providing one brick trays and floral foam.

Tickets are available for our April Open Meeting on Thursday 25th. Members £5 Visitors £10. These are available from Sue. Please book these. Telephone 07786942450.

We are proposing a visit to Helmingham Hall Gardens on Tuesday 11th June at 2pm. This will be confirmed nearer the time. This will not be a guided tour and will cost £9 entry. Members will be asked to car share to save the horrendous cost of coach hire. Payment will be required before April to avoid any confusion with payments for the Open Meeting. more details later.

On Friday 17th May we are holding an evening Fashion Show at Wickham Market Village Hall. This will be in conjunction with Chaffinch. Tickets will cost £5 each and be available in March. We will need 6 Models for this please. All shapes, sizes needed so no excuses. Chaffinch Ladies Clothes Shop can be located at 21A New Street, Woodbridge or www.chaffinchwoodbridge.co.uk. Pop along to have a look. This is a new venture for us so please come and support us. A percentage of the money raised will be going to charity.

On Friday 28th June there is going to be a Group Open Meeting at Ropes Hall in Kesgrave. Tickets will be £16 each to include a Strawberry Tea. There will also be several stalls as well as a Demonstration by Reki Nadoo whose designs will be raffled off at the end of the afternoon. More details on how to purchase tickets nearer the time.

This evenings practice piece winners were, Novice – Paula , Advanced – Jane Addison and the single stem was won by Jan Richardson.

June introduced Doreen Robinson, our Demonstrator for the evening. Doreen said we all deserved a round of applause for turning out on this nasty evening. Her talk was entitled Embracing Colour and she felt sure that at the end of her demo we would all be suitably cheered up by her colourful arrangements.

She was so correct. The first design was a Parallel using Phorimium, Variegated Hedera, Spotted Laurel, Viburnum, Skimmia and Pittosporum along with Iris, yellow roses and crimson Chrysanthemum’s. This design used floral foam.

A further five arrangements followed using chicken wire, bamboo with test tubes and vases. She used Orange roses, pink Calla Lillies, Bear Grass, Daphne, Erica, Astilbes, Orchids,Red Roses, Freesia’s Tulips. Hyacinth and Carnations.

You will see from the photos what a colourful impact all these beautiful flowers made.

Another lovely Flower Club evening.

Mandy Pryke

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