Club mem­bers learn all about na­ture’s bounty

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

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.

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