Friday, 3 August 2007

The flowers arrive...

It was organised chaos at the Parish Depot last night with the arrival of fresh flowers in gorgeous profusion. All hands were needed and there was a wonderful turnout...the best ever, according to Anne Quenault. I counted more than 80 people at one point. Outstanding were the young people, from teenagers to little ones of only five or thereabouts. They ran and fetched and carried and gofor-ed and were a real help to the grown-ups. It was a wonderful scene of adults and children working together to reach a target. The result was that we were finished by 8 pm with all the flowers stripped of their stem leaves, ends clipped, and stored in buckets of water to finish opening over the weekend.
Flower-head cutting and sticking begins on Monday, 6th August at 10 am, working through to the evening. Be there. You'll work hard and enjoy yourself.

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