Herald - Issue 458

v GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE HERALD v 30th May 2024 • The HERALD • Page 61 ✿ DOWN THE GARDEN PATH ✿ RYAN FENCING Quality Fencing & Gates 07769 706516 • 023 8084 1203 www.ryan-fencing.co.uk • Find us on Facebook A J GLEESON BUILDING & GROUNDWORK DRIVEWAYS EXTENSIONS BRICKWORK GROUNDWORK BLOCK PAVING Colours & Designs to suit your requirements Local Work Available to View CALL FOR A FREE QUOTATION New Forest & Southampton 023 8084 4180 Mobile: 07770 771475 Bramdene, Main Road, Dibden, Southampton Fred Hurst 023 8084 2191 or 07761 467217 • Grass Cutting • Garden Clearance • Hedge Cutting • Fallen Trees Cleared • Mini Digger Hire with Operator • Property Clearance • Small Demolition • Tractor Flail Cutting FULLY INSURED v FREE QUOTATIONS Spring Promenade! by Debbie Thorne, Foresters Flower Group Our lovely Chairman, Marion Catt, also wears the hat of the programme secretary and achieves the most amazing, varied, yearly programmes for our club. This year she decided to try a ‘Promenade’. e promenade was a social evening of three stations and members and visitors rotated in groups through these. The flower origami station was run by the wonderful Siobhan. e aim was to make a paper tulip which would stand unaided. We chose a coloured square of paper for the base and leaf and a coloured square for the tulip head. Amongst the chatter were periods of silence with concentration. Then came the hysterical giggles (yes with tears in some cases) when we blew out the ‘water bombed’ section of the tulip head! Finally came together beautiful flowers which in some cases resembled gorgeous tulips! One group nished early and were able to make lovely paper stars as well. e wedding corsage/ buttonhole station was taught by our amazingly talented June. June had stands of explanatory pictures and information. She demonstrated how to make a professional buttonhole using ne wires within the leaves and around beautiful spray roses (pink, white and yellow) to allow manipulation into a perfect shape. e corsage was nished with “Leaf Shine” sprayed onto the leaves for gloss, and tape around the stems. e pearl ended pin gave a beautiful finished corsage ready to wear to any occasion. Members wore theirs all evening. e third station was a quiz relating to plants and owers – no walk in the park! Did you know that tulip owers were once more costly than gold and their bulbs can replace onions in some recipes?! Half the quiz was questions and half were words to rearrange and make ower names – a real brain teaser. During the quiz we had drinks and cake. en followed a pink and purple themed raffle, beautifully presented by our wonderful Lin. The ra e, including le over owers, concluded the evening. What a treat! Many thanks were given to all our lovely helpers and everyone went home clutching tulips and wearing corsages with pride. e next meetings are: 30th May: 2pm-4pm SWISH (£5 entry and bring three items of clothes to exchange) money raised for dementia and Moyles Wildlife Rescue Centre. 6th June: Presentation by Susie Gay from Little Ford Farm ‘Meet your local Flower Farmer’. 4th July: Demonstration by Jill Homer ‘Bright Ideas’. All meetings at Copythorne Parish Hall, SO40 2NZ, for more information please contact Debbie orne on: 07769 830752. Flower origami Wedding corsage/buttonhole station