Pat puts on a floral show for flower club

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MEMBERS and guests at Caistor and District Flower Club were treated to Angles and Tangles when they welcomed Pat Billing as demonstrator to their meeting in the arts centre at the town hall.

Pat is the demonstrations representative for the North Midlands area and last visited when the club met at the chapel.

Her first piece of work was arranged inside a black metal cubic frame. The greenery in the display was then brightened with purple lisianthus and aliums, with pink carnations, lilies, bright mauve liatris and small pink roses completing the picture.

Pat’s second display was a modern design with white longiflorum lilies, their base enclosed in curled aspidistra leaves in a tall rectangular frame, and the third in a triangular frame, with amazing heliconium giving a very exotic display.

The circumference of a circular basket housed her next arrangement, with orange carnations complementing the colour of the basket. The whole display was brought to life with bright yellow miniature sunflowers and the finishing touch was orange-tipped roses, which truly enhanced the arrangement.

The fifth display was a z-bend holding two smaller containers at different angles. Palm leaves and liatris, with bright red carnations adding a splash of colour, and vivid green shamrock chrysanths gave the final impact.

Finally, it was the turn of the tangles. Tangled bark painted black fronted this arrangement, where Pat used an array of white flowers to great effect.

The next meeting of the club takes place tonight, Wednesday, June 8, when Rosemarie Green will demonstrate Globetrotting 3.

There is also a trip organised for Saturday, June 25, to York and George Smith’s garden.

For more information call 01472 851379.

The schedules and day tickets for the July 16 show are now available too by calling Caroline on 01469 588226.