Summer glory at Prestbury Flower Club
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