APRIL Showers was the theme of floral designs created by National Demonstrator Andrew Lloyd for a large audience at Royal Wootton Bassett Flower Club in the Memorial Hall.

Long fronds of pussy willow, monstera leaves, delicate lilies, Avalanche white roses and white broom simulated a wintry shower before the arrival of spring. In the second design, based on a cone shaped container, white carnations, small sunflowers and yellow roses were based in a collar of foliage including choysia, Sundance, and solidago (golden rod).

The third arrangement, dedicated to the best Mum featured lovely Singapore orchids and silvery grey ferns. Next, a pergola-inspired design featured spectacular foliage including clematis and rubus,with beautiful tulips and vivid orange gerberas, surmounted by bird of paradise blooms, to herald summer. As a finale, a basket made from kindling logs, was the base for laurel, blue irises, Sol narcissi, early stocks, heather, lime green guedler roses and pink tulips.

"I love the various seasons, and particularly this time of year," Andrew said. He added a model bird to complete the finale, amid applause from the appreciative audience.

Flowers from the demonstration, and those displayed by club member Dougie in the entrance hall, were carried home by lucky raffle winners.

The next demonstration will be on May 7, at the Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Visitors will be welcome at £7 per meeting, or join this friendly club for an annual subscription of £35.