Can You Arrange Flowers? 1944

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    Film gives a few hints on how to deal with flowers. A very chic looking woman with nice black suit and perfectly curled hair demonstrates the following tips:

    When you first get flowers home place them in water up to their necks and leave them for a couple of hours.

    Look at stems to check if they have been cut cleanly. Cut rose stems again with a sharp knife and pick off lower leaves - we see rose stems being prepared in C/U. Woman arranges roses in a cut glass vase. She adds more water - it should always come as far up the stems as possible.

    Chrysanthemums should have their stems crushed - C/U of this. Tips are given as to how to arrange them so that they can breathe. There should be no leaves below the waterline. The woman sprinkles water over the flowers. C/Us of various arrangements of flowers in vases.

    Title includes mention of cameraman Billy Williams.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    42909
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1289.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:31:00 / 01:31:38:00
    Canister:
    NP 13
    Sort Number:
    NP 013
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