Included in the audience were several loyal supporters from St Lawrence’s Scunthorpe Flower Club, who in turn invited visitors to their Christmas Demonstration on Monday November 28.
Andrew introduced his completely new demonstration, “never previously seen” entitled “Dreaming of a White Christmas”, beginning with a door garland into which he put a variety of greenery, silver apples “so that the paperboy didn’t pinch them” and white roses, completing the tasteful wreath with a large silvery white bow of ribbon “tied on securely”.
Andrew continued his demonstration using large basket containers, an enormous, gnarled piece of tree, a very tall glass vase and finally some large pieces of bamboo creating a structure onto which he attached containers of oasis to hold the arrangements. He also surprised the audience when he revealed dangling baubles, stars and fairy lights hanging beneath a pedestal arrangement to add glitz and glamour.
Throughout the evening Andrew carefully used a variety of foliage, different white chrysanthemums, lilies of different sizes and combinations, carnations, gerbera, roses and lisianthus. He kept his audience entertained with little anecdotes and all of the time he gave helpful suggestions such as ensuring that sprayed leaves should be sprayed only on one side, putting groups of one type of flower together and remembering about balance and proportion. At the end of the demonstration Andrew was thanked by Carolyn Drury before approximately a dozen lucky people claimed a raffle prize.
To conclude a lovely evening all in attendance were invited to enjoy the arrangements, a cup of tea or coffee and delicious homemade refreshments provided by the committee.
The next event for the Flower Club members will be the outing to Doddington Hall near Lincoln on Saturday, December 10 meeting in the car park there at 10.30am. In the New Year the members will celebrate with a meal at the Reindeer inn at Sandtoft on Monday January 9 2012.