Sum­mer glory at Prest­bury Flower Club

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

MEM­BERS of Prest­bury Flower Club were treated to the Glory of Sum­mer at their July demon­stra­tion given by David FawcettRop­ner, re­plac­ing David Robert­son who was ill from the heat.

The pre­sen­ta­tion took place on the hottest day of the year, which pro­gramme sec­re­tary Lesley Stafford said was ‘mur­der for fresh flow­ers’.

Lesley said: “Our swapped David wisely kept his flow­ers in troughs of wa­ter rather than the usual demon­stra­tor boxes, pre­vent­ing them from dy­ing of thirst.

“His pre­sen­ta­tion was dra­matic, bold in colour and sen­sa­tional.”

The pre­sen­ta­tion took place af­ter a trip to the US and Canada, where David saw ar­range­ments made on the North Amer­i­can con­ti­nent and re­turned to the UK ‘re-en­er­gised with in­no­va­tive ideas’ which he shared with an ‘en­thralled’ au­di­ence.

Lesley added: “He ac­com­plished his ar­range­ments deftly, with­out miss­ing a beat as he re­lated his ca­reer in flow­ers.

“She de­scribed how it was ‘a treat’ for the club to hear how David found his de­sign con­tain­ers and ex­plained how work­ing for a large gar­den cen­tre group meant he had al­ways been tempted by the latest vases or flower hold­ers avail­able.”

This month the Prest­bury ladies en­tered the rose bowl com­pe­ti­tion again, many tak­ing up the theme of the club’s golden an­niver­sary this year with yel­low roses.

Lu­ci­enne Ni­coll, pres­i­dent, awarded the glass tro­phy to Liz Gan­non for her hand tied bou­quet, which was judged by David.

Pres­i­dent Lu­ci­enne Ni­coll, left, award­ing the glass tro­phy to Liz Gan­non for her hand tied bou­quet, judged by David Fawcett-Rop­ner, right

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