Welcome to our Gardening Club Rhydlewis and District Gardening Club has been around since the time of Adam and Eve. In fact, it is believed that one of our members planted and tended the very apple tree that gave rise to the pair being expelled from the garden!!

Whether this urban myth is true or not, the club is here to encourage, improve and extend the members' knowledge of all branches of horticulture. It is open to everyone and new members are all always welcome to come along.

Our activities during the year include a varied programme of talks and social events, summer garden visits, a plant sale, social gatherings/bbq and an annual open show in August.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Alex Hales - Christmas decorations from your garden

We were most fortunate to have Alex Hales. from No 21, the florists in Aberystwyth, who came to demonstrate how to use greenery and late flowers to create fabulous, traditional christmas deorations from your gaden. 
We learnt how to make a simple table decoration just using a flowerpot and a few bits of greenery from the garden, and a very impressive table decoration which included roses. Watching Alex make his Christmas wreath was a treat; again all you need is some florists wire (moss wire), clippings of greenery, berries and a nice, red bow, plus whichever fir cones and other natural decorations you choose. It looked a lot easier than I imagine it really was! 

The tiny milk bottles Alex uses in this larger decoration can be purchased from his shop as can dried apple decorations, orange slices and whole dried oranges, cinnamon sticks etc.                              

Thank you Alex, I'm sure a lot of us will be inspired this year, and those who felt it was all a bit above their skill level can see what Alex has to offer at http.www.no21flowers.co.uk

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