4 May 2023
David Thomson - 'This That and the Other'
In May we held an Open Meeting when we have many visitors and members to come and enjoy watching a National Demonstrator who is given a large flower allowance so that we are treated to 7 large and exotic designs. There were 14 arrangements as raffle prizes so the lucky ones filled their cars with masses of flowers – it was a good thing they didn’t walk or come on a bus!!
David Thomson from Chelmsford was our demonstrator and he was very flamboyant and entertaining. His designs were mainly monochrome as he like to use shades and tints of one colour in each arrangement so that everything harmonises.
His flowers were unusual, large and mainly exotic. He used beautiful pink anthiriums that he wove into a large circular frame and them some orchids on another frame. These did not require floral foam as we are encouraged to use it more sparingly.
David created a large exotic design in a big pot and put in birds of paradise flowers and gerbera.
He placed sunflowers into a yellow container to make a really sunny design.
In a white design he used some rose lilies that were most unusual as they a double with frilly centres and no stamens to drop pollen that stains.
Everyone loved his last design that has several placements all in shades of lilac and purple and he received a standing ovation!
In June we have another gentleman from Essex coming to entertain us. David Wright and his title is 20/20 A Vision,
so we will have to see what that brings!
Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings at the Village Hall on the 1st Thursday of each month and they will receive
a warm welcome.
On 17th June we will be holding a plant stall at the Village Fete at St Mary’s Church in aid of our charity
for 2023 and we hope to have lots of plants, cuttings and seedlings. Any donations would be gratefully received.