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.
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 126.96.36.199 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|
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.|
|Norma wanted the name for the plant she brought which was Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate|
|From Gill’s garden, there is Holly Golden King, Mahonia, crab apple Red Sentinel, Chrysanthemum, hardy Fuchsia, Viburnum Dawn, and Mexican Daisy|
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.
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.