27 September 2023
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - September Newsletter
Autumn is now with us but there are still some lovely warm days to enjoy. I think we are lucky in our part of the country as we seem to avoid the extremes of the weather that other parts receive.
I would like to announce we have a new member of our Club!! Her name is
Rosie Bloom and I entered her into the Clophill Scarecrow Festival at the weekend.
She sat motionless all weekend and most of the time she looked asleep or ‘spaced out’
I hope you don’t feel she is a reflection on our membership and will put off new
members, as she looks frumpy and has dreadful varicose veins! She enjoys flowers and can arrange very well!
I hope you enjoyed Fiona Harrison’s demonstration on 7th September. The new arrangement for refreshments went well and we will continue to use disposable cups but many of you were very thoughtful and brought their own mugs. This made things much easier for Ann and Joan serving and then clearing up.
Next meeting the Charity table will be ‘Anything flower arranging or floristry’ – vases, containers, sticks, fabric, mechanics, wood, bases. So if you are planning on de-cluttering please bring some donations. In November we will have ‘Anything Christmas’
On 5th October we have Sandie Draper coming to demonstrate – ‘Inspired by Nature’. She is new to our Club but
is an experienced and talented designer.
Then in November we are having a different type of evening as we have Corinne Price, a speaker coming to talk about garden design and restoration. She has been head gardener at Wrest Park and the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth and her illustrated talk is ’The Swiss Garden – A Regency Gem’. I am sure it will be of interest to many of our members.
Our members won prizes at the Houghton Conquest Show and at the Shefford Craft and Produce Show. Well done to those who entered.
Our Area AGM/Lunch/Demonstration will be on 22nd November at Spotlight Theatre, Broxbourne. In the morning a short AGM will be held followed by a seasonal buffet lunch. There will be a seating plan and we will be sat at large round decorated tables. In the afternoon there will be demonstration by Tracey Griffin – a National Demonstrator from Hampshire and her title is ‘Snowflakes’. Tickets are £35 and you can order them from Gillian at our Club.
In December our Christmas demonstration will be by Robin White, who was Designer of the Year at the National Show in Islington. I know this will be excellent and tickets will be available from Gillian at the next two meetings.
Ann Swain and I are planning some new flower arranging classes, catering for beginners and more experienced, starting on 12th October. If you are interested please let me know. I will have registration forms at our next meeting with all the details or if you are not able to be at next week's meeting send a message via the 'Contact' on this site.
I hope to see you on 5th October. With my best wishes,