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Sad News of Death of Ken Beckett

Ken Beckett We have just received the sad news of the death of Kenneth (Ken) Beckett. Ken was a renowned plantsman and distinguished author who lived near Kings Lynn in Norfolk. His garden was packed full of interesting, unusual and rare plants. His plant interests were catholic. Amongst his books are ‘The Contained Garden’, ‘Growing under Glass’, ‘Fuchsias’, The RHS Encyclopedia of House Plants’, Gardening Basics’ and ‘Greenhouse Gardening’. Alpine gardeners will be deeply grateful to him for his tireless work in editing the ‘AGS Encylopaedia of Alpines’.

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