Nailsworth & District Flower Arrangement Society

OUR demonstrator for the October meeting was Jo Jacobs from Weston Super Mare.

The title for her arrangements was 'Just for You/Just for Me'.

Jo started the evening with an arrangement entitled ‘Coffee and Cream' in which she placed some rubus, aspidistra leaves, hypericum, and Anastasia white chrysanthemums, in an upright container.

For her second design Jo demonstrated how to create a larger design in the narrow neck of a bottle using engineered plant material to which she added white spray carnations and double lizianthus.

Jo used a homemade container made from two lengths of plastic drainpipe which she had taped together and filled with ivy red gerberas and a more rare red rose with a green centre called “Ivanhoe” for a third arrangement.

Her fourth design was a more unusual type of green pumpkin filled with eucalyptus leaves, pale purple carnations, sedum, hydrangea and pink roses, which she complimented with a homemade container made from melanin sticks which she hung with individual orchid heads.

For her finale Jo used a more traditional container of a hanging basket placed on its side and filled with dog wood, conkers, red chillies, some small red chrysanthemums, skimmia and Chinese Lanterns.

Throughout her demonstrations Jo showed she was a true 'Blue Peter' lady with her tips on making containers and using unusual plant materials.

Our next meeting on November 7, will be the Member’s Supper.

On December 17, members and non-members are invited to our traditional Open Evening at Wycliffe College.

Tickets at £10 to include a glass of wine and a mince pie are available from Linda 01453 758496 or Eileen 01453 835752 or from Claire Francis Hair Design, Cossack Square, Nailsworth.