What a lovely way to end a most fruitful year at the Garden Club, with Amanda (Wyatt) giving us a very informative and ‘hands-on’ demonstration and imparting some invaluable tips on how to achieve an impressive Christmas Garland. These Garlands could just as easily be adapted for other uses, such as adorning door-ways, archways or even around wall mirrors perhaps for party celebrations simply by the inclusion of flowers. We were shown how to gradually build-up the garland and the importance of trying to use as much of the material as possible primarily with judicial cutting. It was pointed out that the type of wire to tie in the stems/stalks was very important and Amanda bought along some reels of almost invisible, cotton thin twine which can be bought on-line.
The evening was complemented with beautiful home-made nibbles, a complimentary glass of Fizz or a glass of red or white wine.
We were also delighted to welcome a visitor all the way from Romsey who joined the Garden Club on the spot, what better recommendation can there be than that? A total of 5 new members joined on the evening. You are all most welcome.
David gave the vote of thanks to Amanda who is obviously an extremely talented young lady who made the Festive Meeting very special.
Just a reminder, there is no meeting in January but our February meeting kicks off with a talk by Marcus Dancer on ‘The Wonder Of Clematis’. We might additionally be a pruning demonstration, so be sure to put Monday 4th February 2019 in your new diaries/calendars.
Written by Pamela Peacock
East Meon Garden Club