At the Colne Valley Flower Club’s annual meeting last month a cheque for £900 was given to a representative from the local Alzheimer’s Society. This had been the club’s chosen charity for 2006. Follwing the business meeting member, Mrs Sheila Greaves gave an interesting demonstration on the making of flower stands from unusual alternative materials. The new season begins on Wednesday 21 February at 7.30pm in the Orpen Memorial Hall. Subscriptions of £19 are due ( first rise in 4 years) . Helen Bird from Marks Tey is the demonstrator with her arrangements entitled ‘Just Imagine’.
The Gardeners’ Association reported a good attendance at the pre-Christmas Club social evening in December in the Orpen Memorial Hall. The quiz was followed by festive fare and a sale of plants and gardening items. The first meeting of the new year takes place on Monday February 19 at 7.30pm when Matthew Tanton Brown from The Place for Plants will talk about Plants for Problem Places. Visitors and potenial members are always welcome.