Winter Fair 2018
Aberystwyth and District Floral Society had a very successful Winter Fair at Builth Wells with numerous prizes
Donald Morgan - 2 x 2nd place cards, 3 Very Highly Commended, 2 Commended
Beti Wyn Davies - 1st place, 1 Very Highly Commended, 2 Commended
Christine Gilbert - Very Highly Commended and commended
Glenys Morgan - 2nd
Jayne Solomon - 3rd and Highly Commended
Beti Wyn Davies has had a great year with NAFAS photography competitions, with 2 1st prizes in the NAFAS National Photography Competitions and 3rd and Commended in NAFAS Mercia and North Wales Area Competition.
Lest we not forget
Donald Morgan was invited to create 2 welcoming exhibits at Margam Castle to commemorate 100 years of 1st World War " let's we not Forget" between 10th and 18th November. A memorable event with stunning arrangements.
Members of the club receive the Salver for selling the most Flower Arranger magazines in the Mercia and North Wales Area of NAFAS for the second year running at a Stimulus workshop in area HQ Cockshutt.
Annual Flower Arranging Competition Presentation
Competition Shields were presented at the Society’s meeting on Tuesday 17 January for the winners of competitions that took place throughout 2016 running concurrently with the Members Evenings.
Pictured from left to right Beti Wyn Davies, Intermediate Joint Winner, Pat Jones, Chair, Ffion Hicks Novice Joint Winner, Donald Morgan, President, Glynis Somers, Novice Joint Winner and Carol Bland Intermediate Joint Winner. The Advanced Winner was Lynne Garrett, (not present).
September 2016 report
The Society met on 20 September for the first on the programme of events. Llanfarian Hall was
filled with members new and old for Delyth Price’s demonstration ‘A Night at the Musicals’.
It was a pleasure to welcome back Delyth, a NAFAS area demonstrator and judge, who has had a lot of success over the summer in various competitions including the Royal Welsh Show.
Her first arrangement was depicting the title The Lion King and had very two very large spathes on a stand, it incorporated large grasses, orange sisal tulips and bright red Anthuriums, and included a dramatic mask. It gave a very tropical feel and really depicted the title well. At the end Delyth played the song ‘The Circle of Life’ .
Her second arrangement depicted Billy Elliott, this was a very elegant all round cascading display using lots of foliage from her garden including Hostas, and Senecio. She then added White Lizianthus, White Roses called Countdown, white feathers , white Carnations and hung two white ballet shoes from the pedestal. We also listened to the song ‘Electricity’ from the show.
The third arrangement depicted ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ this was staged on a metal grid with a stand, and she added soft Ruscus and Fatsia Japonica, Hostas, Hellebore leaves and rolled Apidistra Leaves to create a focal area. She then added red spray Carnations, red Roses called Naomi and red Gerberas. A white phantom mask was added for drama and Cyrus Palms for movement at the sides. She then added a small arrangement with matching flowers and foliage to the base reflecting the larger arrangement for balance. Whilst completing the arrangement she played the duet song Phantom of the Opera from the musical.
Her fourth arrangement was Wicked, following on from the Wizard of Oz story. The container was the shape of an upside down witches hat and was filled with lime green sisal to reflect the colour of the witch. Daphne added lime green Hostas, and variegated Fatsia, Rubus Tricolour, Ruscus, Aspidistra leaves to build the base and shape. She then added white Antirrhinums, Anastasia Shamrock Chrysanthemums into the centre of the design to create a focal area. Yellow carnations were then grouped together to add a splash of colour on one side. Whilst completing the design we listened to ‘Defying Gravity’.
The last design was based on Mary Poppins and was a large round urn shaped container. She added fasiated Willow for height and Zebra grass, Leycesteria Formosa, Himalyan Honeysuckle with beautiful purple berries, Rubus Tricolour, Forsythia, Cotoneaster, Purple Gladioli, pink Antirrhinums, Amaranthus, dark red Dahlias, and the main focal flowers large pink Hydrangea heads. She also added Sedum Spectible, green Chrysanthemums and lilac Liatris.
We wish Delyth luck for her National Demonstrators test which she is take shortly.
The next meeting is a workshop with Iona Davies from Tregaron, on Tuesday 18 October at 7.30 in Llanfarian Village Hall and is an autumn theme.
Competition programme (15-09-2014)The programme for 2015-2016 is now available. Please click on the link below for full details.