Monday, 21 November 2016

The Poppy

When members were requested to bring in “something poppy-related” for this meeting in acknowledgement of Poppy Day, no-one expected such a variety of items.
 Artwork from Phyllis on left and Peter on right

To read the fascinating story of how a seed was found for a white poppy for the Sissinghurst white garden, click on the link.

 Poems, pictures and Welsh Poppy

 This envelope shows a postmark of and the poppy is from New Zealand for Anzac Day

 Top: Norma's Ceramic poppy which was part of the exhibition at the Tower of London, Left:  Norma's poetry book,  Right:  a knitted poppy with the knitting pattern.

 With silk poppies and poppy heads sprayed gold, Judith has made this attractive flower arrangement

 Ann is dressed for the occasion with her poppy cardigan and, if you look closely, poppy earrings too!

 Jenny's beautiful poppy dish which she made herself

Display Table
Just look what Ann has in her garden in late November! 
Nerines, Hesperantha Mrs Hegarty, Persicaria Fat Domino and Golden Arrow, Ceratostigma Desert Skies, Tricyrtis Empress, Cerinthe major, Salix babylonica crispa, Phormium, Rosa x odorata mutabilis and Dahlia merckii.
 Peter brought some pots of his assorted cyclamens which are all named varieties
 Peter’s Orchid
 Norma wanted the name for the plant she brought which was Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate
And her saxifrage fortunei
 From Gill’s garden, there is Holly Golden King, Mahonia, crab apple Red Sentinel, Chrysanthemum, hardy Fuchsia, Viburnum Dawn, and Mexican Daisy
 Sue G’s vase contains Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate,  Eupatorium shrub White Mistflower, Ageratum, Viburnum Dawn, Primula capitata, a chrysanthemum on the conservation list, Salvia trebah, Penstemon Osprey, Aster September Ruby, the tender Salvia Joan, Verbena bonariensis and a twig of Cornus
Notice Board
We were pleased to hear that Caroline is recovering well.
Paxton Show:  The Late Autumn Show will take place at Paxton Hall on Saturday, 26th November.
Next Meeting
2nd December:  Talk on the Jewish festival of Chanukah by Linda Casper plus a demonstration of Christmas flower arrangements which members can try their hand at on the 16th December meeting.

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