2019 HIHS Meetings

Links To 2019 Meetings Posted Below
January"Unusual Plants
For The British Gardener"
by Roger Hirons

February"In Praise of Apples""
by Charlotte Popescu

March"Bugs Eat Bugs"
by Roger Hirons

April"Scented Plants Through The Year"
by Marcus Dancer

September"Bee Farming: Local Golden Goodness"
by John Geden

October"Everything You Need To Know About Climbers"
by Pip Bensley

January Speaker: Roger Hirons

Tulip tree

Roger gave a fascinating talk on a wide range of unusual and rare plants that can flourish in our gardens, bringing a large selection to illustrate his talk. Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

February Speaker: Charlotte Popescu


Charlotte proved to have an impressive knowledge on apples and the breadth of the presentation ensured there was something to please everybody. Take this link to the full report. in pdf format.

March Speaker: Steve Bradley


Steve gave a presentation on how we can use biological methods of garden pest control and avoid the use of harmful chemicals.

Biological controls cause no damage to plants and pests do not develop resistance. Natural enemies can establish and introduce balance. Biological controls are usually specific to certain pests, so they do no harm to non target species.

They offer a solution where pesticides cannot be used and generally they do not interfere with normal gardening.

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

April Speaker: Marcus Dancer

Scented Plants
‘Scented Plants Throughout The Year’

Marcus runs his nursery, Marcus Dancer Plants
located near Fordingbridge, Hants
specialising for a number of years in clematis.

The illustrated presentation offered information on,
the many and diverse plants available to the gardener.

Marcus spoke on his passion for growing his own plants,
bringing those that are garden worthy,
different and unusual to our attention.

In addition plants that offer nectar rich flowers
to encourage bees and pollinating insects and
are enviromentally friendly.

Plants were available for purchase after his talk
which was both interesting and informative.

September Speaker John Geden

Bee keeping
Our talk on the 25th September was
"Bee Farming: Local Golden Goodness".

Sinah Common Honey was founded by John Geden in 1991.
John currently manages two hundred colonies of bees
across Hayling Island and South Hampshire.

Their honey is sold direct from the home apiary in Hayling Island,
at farmers markets, local food fayres and local outlets.

Report of meeting in preparation

October Speaker Pip Bensley

On the 23rd October Pip Bensley gave a presentation
"Everything You Need To Know About Climbers".

This highlight evening talk took place in the
The Station Theatre, West Town, Hayling Island.

Those in attendance were entertained with an informative
and exceedingly interesting session
thanks to Pip's excellent communication skills.

Pip the renown radio and TV presenter, drew upon her
wealth of knowledge in a question and answer session
at the end of her illustated talk.

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

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