Herald - Issue 452

Page 54 • The HERALD • 25th January 2024 v THE HERALD - INDEPENDENT AND PROUD OF IT v ✿ DOWN THE GARDEN PATH ✿ FIRST HALF HOUR FREE for gardening on production of this advertisment (Valid to 29th February 2024) • Patios • Decking • Turfing/Astro • Fencing/Gates • Outbuildings • All aspects of Gardening • Pergolas and all timber frame work • Sheds 07593 423276 • www.heronslandscaping.co.uk cameron@heronslandscaping.co.uk ✁ ✁ In shades of red and orange using carnations, germini and spray chrysanthemums these were stunning designs. Next came the Kings with their gi s. Two square wicker containers had quite exotic owers, including ornamental cabbages and protea. Gold r cones and wired cinnamon sticks were then joined by three bird of paradise owers per arrangement. Finally there was a wreath lled with greenery and roses of various hues. Just beautiful. As Carolyn nished each arrangement they enjoyed carols and at the conclusion a tableau of the designs was assembled. Everyone had thoroughly enjoyed a very entertaining evening. A talented demonstrator, they hope to welcome Carolyn back to Hythe in the future. Hythe Flower Club meet on the second Thursday of the month except August, their next meeting is on Thursday 8th February. Visitors are always very warmly welcomed. 6.45pm for 7.30pm at Hythe and Dibden Parish Hall. On 14th December Hythe Flower Club were pleased to welcome Carolyn Vanstone with her demonstration ‘ e Christmas Story’, a telling of the biblical story in oral designs. e angel Gabriel was originally a tra c cone! With a head and halo it was very impressive. e wings were made up of a variety of greenery including blue spruce. Principally in white. Roses, chrysanthemums, antirrhinums were complimented by r cones sprayed gold making a striking arrangement. A large silver star surrounded a large hand tied bouquet. White and blue were the main colour scheme using single delphiniums, roses, chrysanthemums and antirrhinums. Plenty of greenery enhanced this lovely bouquet. Two oblong arrangements to signify the shepherds attending the stable with their sheep was the third design. HYTHE FLOWER CLUB SERVICE YOUR MOWER It is easy to take your motor mower for granted and take it out to use, put some petrol in. en once the lawn is cut, back they go in the shed for the next time, which of course at this time of year becomes less and less. e old mower doesn’t complain and is reliable to a point, but there is going to be a time when it is just not going to start no matter how hard you pull the starter cord! Some simple things to check and clean each time you use your mower could prevent that happening such as checking the oil is to the correct mark on the dipstick, making sure that the air lter is kept clean and the engine can breath, or just taking the sparkplug out and giving it a clean can make all the di erence, nally keeping the blade sharp and making sure it is correctly balanced will improve the cutting quality. If you tip your machine on its side to carry out any basic checks, always make sure that the air lter side is always facing up and importantly remember that when you carry out any maintenance work on your mower that you remove the spark plug cap and have the correct personal protective equipment on. If in any doubt contact your local garden machinery specialist.