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Our Annual Outing will be on the 21st June 2019 to the RHS Garden at Wisley, Surrey.This will be followed by our next meeting on 24th June 2019 (7.30pm, Avonway, Fordingbridge) when we will hold our Members Only Evening Show where a Special Schedule will apply.  We will also have a talk by John Negus entitled ‘Summer’s Bounty’.

TABLE SHOW RESULTS TO DATE 2019

Positions up to May 20th 2019                                   

Keith Bennett               24 Points                                   

Chris Bennett                16                                   

Wendy Johnson            10                                   

Sue Hockin                    9

Eileen Pearce                  9                                    

Harry Brownings           6                                   

Marilyn Giddens            5                                   

Steve Curtis                      4

Graham Fry                      2                                   

Rosemary Nicholls          1                                   

Debbie Merry                 1                                   

Sarah Price                    1                                   

Christine Fry                 1

The Society’s PLANT SALES will take place on 11h & 18th May from 9am until mid-day. They will be held at the usual spot in Fordingbridge Car Park by the HCC Library/Co-op supermarket. There will be the usual array of bedding plants for sale supplied to us by Scentsational Plants and a selection of perennials supplied by Bleak Hill Nursery. Vegetable plants grown by Harry Brownings will also be available, so please come and see us. The Committee members will be delighted to serve you.

Following David Manston’s presentation relating to the various Divisions of Daffodils at the AGM in November 2018, the Committee agreed that details of the various cultivars should be included on the website to assist members when considering in which class to exhibit their daffodils at the Spring Show in March.

If there are any queries, please refer them to our Show Secretary, Graham Fry.

The Daffodil Divisions are illustrated below.

The Hampshire Potato Day will be run for the 21st time in Whitchurch at the end of the month on 26th and 27th January.

The event will take the same form as ever with well over 100 varieties of potato seed, with over 20 of them also available as organic seed. The key point is that, as well as having the standard 2.5kg nets, the tubers are for sale individually so you can try as many varieties as you want without having to buy large quantities.

There will be the usual large selection of pea and bean seed, onion, shallot and garlic sets with stalls offering a large selection of vegetable and flower seeds with herbaceous plants and shrubs.

The event is open from 10am to 3pm each day. Entry is still £2 per adult with children free, they will get a free coloured seed potato and there is an activity room to keep them occupied.

Full details are on the website at www.potato.uk

and there is a poster for the event there with links to videos of previous years.