2018 HIHS Meetings

Links To 2018 Meetings Posted Below
JanuaryGrowing Old Fashioned Flowers
by David Standing
FebruaryBBC Gardeners' QuestionsLink
MarchA Walk On The Wild SideLink
AprilLife And Other Problems
by Judy Theobald
SeptemberConfessions Of A Gardener
by Alan Sargent
NovemberHealthy Growth With
No Dig Gardening
by Charles Dowding

Growing Old Fashioned Flowers

Gilbert White Gardens
Our first speaker of 2018 David Standing
give the illustrated presentation
"Growing Old Fashioned Flowers"

Before retirement David managed the Gilbert White garden
at Selborne from 1979 where he researched
the layout and plants of the historic garden.

As no plan existed, White’s journals, correspondence,
household account books and diary called ‘The Garden Kalendar’
were studied in order to work out the garden White created.

David's talk highlighted the flower gardens
familiar to Gilbert White from 1751 to 1771.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Gardeners' Questions

On Wednesday 28th of February we promoted
the recording of the BBC Solent radio programme
Gardeners' Questions at the Hayling Island Community Centre.

Hosted by Rebecca Parker the panellists were
the renowned Andy Mcindoe and Pippa Bensley.

A packed house came with a bevy of diverse questions.
The first recording was followed by a refreshment interval,
then on to the second recording,
with questions themed on seaside gardens.

The presentation was lively, entertaining and full of
good horticultural advice and guidance.

The programme is scheduled to be broadcast on Easter Sunday.
and for those who missed the recording session,
tune in on 96.1/103.8FM, DAB, bbc.co.uk/solent.

A Walk On The Wild Side

On Wednesday 28th of March Graham Cornick
brought along some wildlife to illustrate
his talk "A Walk On The Wild Side"

Graham and Lyn Cornick plus staff and volunteers run
Hydestile Resident Animals
which cares for both permanent residents
accumulated over the years and new patients
in an emergency if no one else can help.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Life And Other Problems

On Wednesday 25th April
our speaker was the
very humorous and thoroughly
entertaining Judy Theobald.

The talk with a few poems thrown in
was not remotely educational
or instructive,
but a fun stroll through her
interesting life and diverse careers.

Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

Confessions Of A Gardener

Alan Sargent
On Wednesday 26th September
our guest speaker was Alan Sargent
a horticulturalist who looked back
on many of his out of the ordinary
life's experiences.

Take this link to the report. in pdf format.

Healthy Growth With
No Dig Gardening

Charles Dowding On the evening of November 2nd
to a packed Community Centre
Charles Dowding shared
his extensive experiance.
of no dig, organic growing.
original, weed free methods.

Charles has written nine books, contributer for national
and international magazines, runs a YouTube channel,
appears on TV and radio including BBC Gardeners World,
and teaches extensively at home and abroad.

Take this link to the report. in pdf format.

Link to: Charles Dowding's website.

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