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Monthly Archives: October 2018


In conjunction with Dobies, once again we can offer our members a very valuable 35% discount on the list price of packet Seeds, and 10% off all other products except Gift Vouchers and the post and packing charges; note that other exclusions may apply.


Seed catalogues are available at our monthly meetings in October, November and January.

Or upon request to the Secretary by sending an email to  david.awdford@btopenworld.com



The Society has recently been informed of the sad news of the death of Patrick Carden on 10th October 2018.

Patrick joined the Society in the 1980s, serving on the Committee from 1989 to 2000 and was elected as its Chairman at the AGM in November 1994. He was a regular exhibitor in the Soft Fruit section of the Society’s Annual Shows, in those days held at the Godshill Showground of the Fordingbridge Show, where his prowess was much to the fore.

Deciding to retire from the Committee in November 2000, both he and his late wife Janet were awarded Honorary Life Membership in 2001 to mark their contribution to the Society extending over a period of many years.

The funeral service to celebrate Patrick’s life will be held at Salisbury Crematorium on Monday 5th November 2018 at 1pm.