Demonstration by Margaret Rumens

At the September meeting we welcomed Margaret Rumens a qualified NAFAS National Demonstrator, Teaching Coach, National Judge, and an Area Speaker. . Her demonstration was entitled “Summer Wine”.  As we all enjoy possibly the last of the good weather, Club members and visitors enjoyed watching Margaret create her ‘intoxicating’ designs from a Fête champêtre to summer cocktails to Champagne. Click on the ‘photo’s for just a small sip!

If you want to know more about Margaret’s work please go to www.margaretrumens.co.uk.

 

Shrewsbury Flower Show 2015

Shrewsbury Flower Club were again exhibiting in the Floral Art classes in the Dingle Marquee. Shrewsbsury Flower Club achieved third in the class entitled “Chrystal”.  Our thanks to Jane Pugh and her team for the graceful display with orchids interpreting the theme of 15th wedding anniversary.

Several individuals who are members of our Club entered other classes. Below is a list of the winning entries.

Class                           Person                                  Award

“Gerberas”              Jane Pugh                           Second

“Diamond”             Tina Carser                         First – Rosa Perry Lloyd                                                                                                         salver

“Pearl”                      Debbie Wellington         Third

“A Hat for an Occasion” Tina Carser         First

“Linen”                     Tina Carser                          First

“Forever Love”   Jane Pugh                             Second

“Forever Love”   Debbie Wellington          Third

 “Book”                     Jane Pugh                             First

“Fitfy Shades of Grey” Jane Pugh               First & Colour Trophy                                                                                                             and Gordon Bradley Trophy

View our gallery page to see a few of our members designs. Congratulations to all our exhibitors and winners.

The Shrewsbury Flower Club Salver was awarded to Mrs S R Williams for her arrangement first in class “Lace”

 

 

Demonstration by Lieneke van der Veen

At our June meeting we were treated to a wonderful demonstration  by Lieneke .  Trained in Holland, Belgium and Germany and having lived in Norway and now in Wales Lieneke’s designs are inspired by her experiences from her travels. Here are a few pictures of Lieneke’s unique and contemporary designs from  her demonstration entitled ” Inspired by a Variety of Cultures”

Lieneke brings an excitement and wonder to her demonstration in that her designs evolve over time so you won’t necessarily see these designs in quite this form the next time that she shares her Inspirations from a Variety of Cultures.

Lieneke’s website

Attingham in Bloom

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June, as part of the Attingham Park celebration of the restoration of the  of the herbaceous garden, Shropshire Flower Clubs were invited to create displays on the west colonnade of the mansion.

Well Saturday dawned – I would love to say bright and sunny – but that wasn’t to be. The BBC weather reports gave a warning for floods and thunderstorms! Thankfully Friday stayed fine for the gardeners to cut the flowers.

Despite the rain the flower clubs made it to Attingham, quickly re-arranged the seating to keep the audience dry, and with a smile launched the Attingham in Bloom weekend in grand style with their arrangements. On Sunday the rain stopped and the sun even put in an appearance occasionally.

The clubs demonstrated their skills interpreting Attingham in Bloom to create a display using the bucket of garden flowers presented to them on the day.

Shrewsbury Flower Club added the sixth and final arrangement completing the exhibition along the west colonnade.  Jane used her own stand for the lovely white delphiniums, delicate pink peony “Sarah Bernhardt”,  Dutch iris “Hildegarde” and alliums together with fillers of sweet william, herbs, foxgloves, alchemilla mollis, ammi & nigella; this beside a low table bowl of peonies, herbs and nigella. Stunning, thank you Jane!

We had a lovely weekend of flower arranging, relaxed and friendly and in the splendid setting of Attingham Park.  One or two made the most of their day with afternoon tea too! What could be better?

Click on a picture or slideshow to see Jane’s designs.