War of the roses inspires beautiful floral displays
AL ANC A S H I R E lass came to Cheshire with a floral demonstration inspired by her home.
Linda Hardman, from Clitheroe, was the guest demonstrator at Prestbury Flower Club’s latest meeting.
She presented her talk entitled ‘Love Lancashire’.
Pam Piggott, from the group, said Linda used themes from both Lancashire and Yorkshire to create her designs. She said: “Linda was a real Lancashire lass and her first arrangement was composed of deep red roses, deep red lilies and slightly lighter red gerberas all draped in ivy - a real Lancashire show of colour.
“She then ‘moved over the border’ to Yorkshire by using white avalanche roses, white hydrangeas and white peonies finished off with a spray of white orchids. Although Linda needed only one peony for the design she brought several to show us as they were so beautiful - just balls of fluff - she made little posies of them and put them in the raffle.”
She added: “During her performance Linda kept us entertained with her very funny stories of her experiences.
“As well as being a demonstrator she also runs a florist shop and her professionalism shone through her work.
“We were impressed by her dexterity and her ability to perform whilst talking to us and not actually looking at the arrangement.”
The Club Competition this month was for the ‘Jessie Kite Petite Trophy’. The winner was club sec- retary Jackie Burns, who was presented with a trophy by club president Lucienne Nicoll.
Zena Stone from Bolton will be the demonstrator at the next event at Prestbury Village Hall on July 5. Guests welcome.
Jackie Burns is presented with her trophy by club president Lucienne Nicoll, inset, Linda Hardman was a popular demonstrator at the June meeting