Club members learn all about nature’s bounty
PRESTBURY flowerclub met on April fool’s day, but although there were plenty of laughs the club were no fools to have Carol Black demonstrating ‘Nature’s Bounty’.
Carol is known for her mastery of foliage from her well kept garden and her love of driftwood and magnificent pots from which she creates her stunning arrangements.
Lesley Stafford, program secretary, said the club was thrilled by the visit from Carol.
She said: “Her obsession with collecting driftwood once led her onto a nudist beach, where she still removed prized wood before retreating, fully clothed.
“Likewise she ended up with keys locked in her car boot along with collected driftwood as night fell on the Goyt Valley, which was quite spooky as she waited alone for rescue from the RAC.
“Luckily for the flowerclub they only shared in the magnificence of arrangements Carol achievements with the driftwood, creating tree like structures fit for wedding displays.
“She can never resist more pots and these became foils for her favourite tulips and sweet smelling stocks.
“Aspidistras and anthuriums were beautifully displayed in a ‘find’ of an old church ashtray!”
Once again the club ran a competition, entitled Nature’s tapestry, for the ladies to show their own designs and the winner, Lynda Brant, is shown receiving the Margaret Sanderson cup from the donor.
Prestbury flowerclub meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Prestbury Village Hall.
Annual subscriptions are £25, but for a taster a visitor may come for £5 to any meeting.
The meetings start at 1.45 pm and there is car parking at the rear of the building or at a nearby car park on the road.
There has been a change to the program due to ill health.
The next demonstrator will be Sylvia Bower, on Wednesday, May 6, and her subject is All That Jazz.
●● Carol Black demonstrates ‘Nature’s bounty’ at Prestbury Flower Club
●● Lynda Brant receives the Margaret Sanderson cup from Margaret.