Autumn 2008 Newsletter

Summer Show
Again the venue of St. Nicholas Church Centre in Bedhampton proved to be very successful, with more entries and more visitors than last year in spite of a misleading advertisement in the Portsmouth News!

A big “thank you” to Geoff Tanton for all his efforts as show manager and to Maureen Ballard-Neale for keeping control of all the entries, especially those that flooded in during the last days, along with all those whose efforts made the show such a success. Also a thank you to Cllr Jackie Branson (Deputy Mayor) for giving away the prizes. A full list of those we would like to thank is on our website, as are some lovely photos of the show.

Prize Winners

Mr Peter Rogers
Electric Flower Cup
J.V. Knight Memorial Trophy
Havant & District Horticultural Society Open Challenge Cup
Marsh Trophy
Moore Dahlia Cup
National Dahlia Society Silver Medal
National Vegetable Society Medal

Mr Roy Potts
Havant Borough Council Cup
Bedhampton Cup

Mrs Ruth Moore
Kaye Hawe Trophy
Nisbet Rose Bowl
Dewhurst Rose Bowl

Mr & Mrs Ballard-Neale
Paine Cup

Mr M. Whalen
National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal

Mrs Rita Sandy
Marshall Cup

Mrs Vivienne Barber
Langstone Cup

Mrs Ann Buckley
Wilson Cup

Miss Ashley Costal
Havant & District Horticultural Society Children’s Shield

Miss Beth Carson
Clark-Jervois Cup

Mr Alan Monk
Adams Cup


A very important Reminder!!!
The September talk will take place on Wednesday 24th at Havant Arts Centre, East  Street (Opposite the Old Havant Post Office) and will be on “Wild Flowers”. Apologies for the incorrect information in the last Newsletter.

Items for Prizes
As there is a café/bar in the Arts Centre, we will not be providing tea and a biscuit, but we will still be holding a raffle and any donations of prizes would be welcome. If you need to have donations collected, please contact Liam Hutchings on (02392) 475140.

Book Bargain
A new title “How to Garden in a Changing Climate” an RHS publication is available at Nineveh Arts, Books and Coffee, for £8.00, which is less than half price!!

Trading Store
A reminder that the last day that the store will be open this year is Saturday 25th October.

Tangmere Recycling Centre
There is a free Open Day at the site on Sunday 28th September from 10am to 4pm.

In Memoriam

We regret to announce the passing of Mr Peter Gavin of Berkeley Square. He had been a member for many years and we offer condolences to his widow Betty, who was a steward for the Society.

Something to think about if we are tempted to be critical of others
(Courtesy of Purbrook Horticultural Society)

A little seed lay on the ground
And soon began to sprout
“Now which of all the flowers around”, it mused, “shall I come out?
The lily’s face is fair and proud, But just a trifle cold;
The rose, I think, is rather loud,
And then, its fashion’s old
The violet is all very well, But not the flower I’d choose;
Nor yet the Canterbury bell, I never cared for blues,”
And so it criticized each flower, This supercilious seed,
Until it woke one summer morn and found itself, a weed.

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