Flower club greets spring

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

PREST­BURY Flower Club mem­bers had a spring in their step af­ter demon­stra­tor Keith Smithies filled the room with colour.

The club’s first demon­stra­tion of the sea­son was called ‘A Touch of Spring’ and saw Keith, from Col­wyn Bay, show off an ar­range­ment of blue and yel­low flow­ers from his own gar­den in­clud­ing yel­low cor­nus, pussy wil­low, del­phini­ums, irises, ger­mini lemon ice and daf­fodils from St As­aph, near where he lives.

Les­ley Stafford, pro­gramme sec­re­tary, said: “Keith filled the stage at Prest­bury Vil­lage Hall with won­der­ful colours and a stun­ning all-white ar­range­ment in a white wicker bas­ket.

“He in­tro­duced a vi­brant new an­thurium plant called Zafira with green, white and ma­genta flow­ers, and a stun­ning green cym­bid­ium or­chid with ma­genta flush called Prince Wil­liam.

“The ladies groaned when he cut the long stemmed or­chid into sec­tions but the ef­fect was worth it.”

Keith’s fi­nale was a pic­ture frame with his flower ar­range­ment spilling for­ward in 3D.

The next meet­ing is on Wed­nes­day, April 6 at 1.45pm, with Lor­raine Sim­cox’s ‘All kinds of ev­ery­thing’ and club com­pe­ti­tion ‘Signs of Spring’, for the San­der­son tro­phy. Guest en­try £5.

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