Workshop with Gill McGregor May 2016

Over twenty members attended the workshop  at Bromham on May 7th.  A  member’s comment of ‘I had a brilliant day and Gill was fantastic, such an inspiration with all her great ideas’ sums up  what was a  really enjoyable and instructive day.

Thank you to Gill  and to Ann G and Penny for organising the day. Just a couple of pictures below to indicate what  some  of us achieved.

Irene Bowkett – May 2016

What an enjoyable evening we had this month when Irene Bowkett presented ‘Curtain Up’.  Her colourful  and    dramatic  designs together with her  energetic, entertaining  and humorous commentary  (in addition to her giving us helpful tips along the way) kept us all relaxed, attentive and amused throughout.

Her arrangements were all associated with  entertainment; we started with a performance of   Buttons and Bows, we payed homage to Carmen Miranda and Liberace and visited performances of The Lion King, Madame Butterfly and Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat.

All the designs were bright and bold. Plant material included soft ruscus, laurel, fern, broom and pussy willow.  Flowers  included Singapore orchids,  gerberas, carnations, anthuriums , Captain arum lilies, Miss Piggy, aqua and grand prix roses, white and green  Anastasia chrysanthemums,  delphiniums and statice. Containers, additional props and extra arrangements (so there were many very happy raffle winners)  all contributed to a stunning stage display at the end of the evening.

The refreshments, sales table and  plant stall all added to the enjoyment of the evening – thank you to  Irene and everyone who worked  hard to make it so successful.