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At the February meeting of the Cheviot Valleys Flower Club Mrs Marion Hinchley entertained us with a demonstration of Designs For The Home.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:51 am

The first design used a straight sided vase, which had tall stephanandra twigs tied with ribbon on the outside. To go in the vase she made a hand-tie, which only used green carnations with pink and cream tulips.

The next design was done on a curved metal stand. Out to one side she placed twigs, with bright pink roses over them at varying lengths at the opposite side. Hellebore leaves and marbled laurel were through the design, and roses were put in the top, with white lilies across the middle.

A metal container, which had woven pink, blue and green straws curving up from opposite sides in a crescent shape, was used for this design. Into the container she placed eucalyptus and senecio. Then she added flowers, which included green carnations, cream lisianthus for height and over the edge, pink alstroemeria and small gerberas. Marbled laurel was the foliage used to fill in.

For the fourth design she had a wide bowl, with a smaller wire one in the middle with shiny material wrapped around. Groups of senecio, rosemary, griselinia and eucalyptu were placed in, with large white roses at varying heights, white lilies at either side, and marbled laurel through.

Using a mixed bunch of brightly coloured flowers she made a design in a silver star shape, which had canes attached on each point tied at the top with a container at the base. Viburnum, variegated ceanothus and griselinia were used to cover the oasis. The flowers included yellow, white and green chrysanths, orange and yellow gerberas placed tall in the centre, yellow carnations and purple statice. Pittosporum were placed through the design. This was put on yellow net beside a smaller one.

For her final design she had a square container, into which she put three large overlapping fatsia leaves, three pink tall pussy willow pieces in the centre, with cream lisianthus, and roses with pink edges and lilac middles down the centre and out to the side in a line. Senecio pieces to cover the oasis with peachy roses, pink alstroemeria, green carnations and small pink gerberas were put in. Eucalyptus, laurel and pittosporum were added, with spikes of pussy willow. The design was placed on a wooden stand, with similar designs on two more stands.

Mrs Pat Younger gave the vote of thanks for an inspiring demonstration.

The next meeting is on Wednesday, March 22, when Mrs Irene Parker will present Ideas And Inspirations. It will take place at Whittingham Memorial Institute, at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome.