Annual Open Meeting, Nov 19th, 2015

The demonstrator was Mr. Derek Armstrong who entertained and enthralled us with unique designs and beautiful flowers, while he chatted and worked so quickly and efficiently.

The evening opened with a table centre creation of three placements using decorative pineapples, pink astilbe roses and anemones.

Next he used mostly red and yellow berries in a very striking upright way with a posy at the base of foliage red roses and carnations.

He went on to wow us with a three placement traditional creation of red and green complimented by Santa’s red willies.

Amaryllis is a traditional Christmas flower but Derek used it in a new way to give us a stunning up right display of peach coloured complementary flowers and foliage.

As he amused us with stories of his work in stunning surroundings he effortlessly and deftly produced a had-tied bunch to the delight of everyone.

As a finale Derek made a white two placement design with cut out Christmas trees, using hydrangers, lilies, neriens and gerberas enhanced by remote controlled candles which intrigued the audience.

Everyone had a wonderful evening; making a note of next years date as the left.