War of the roses in­spires beau­ti­ful flo­ral dis­plays

Macclesfield Express - - WHAT’S ON -

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

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