Gardening Tasks


  • Mow the lawn when dry, with blades on medium cut.
  • Mix grass cuttings into the compost heap.
  • Apply lawn dressing available at our Trading Centre.
  • Sow new lawns or repair bare patches.
  • Keep weeds under control.
  • Protect fruit blossom from late frosts.
  • Tie in climbing and rambling roses.
  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs, stocked by our Trading Centre.
  • Extend flowering period plant batches every two weeks.


  • Ventilate greenhouse and conservatory on warm days.
  • Feed citrus plants.
  • Prepare and plant hanging baskets in greenhouse.
  • Plant salads (tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce) in greenhouse.
  • Increase the water given to houseplants.
  • Prick out early sown seedlings, handle by the leaves.


  • Earth up the early potatoes.
  • Prune fig trees.
  • Continue planting roses, shrubs, conifers and soft fruit.
  • Divide bamboos and waterlilies.
  • Spread compost and fertilizer around fruit trees.
  • Compost and fertilizer available at our Trading Centre.

seed planting

  • Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds.
  • Sow Lettuce, Swiss chard, leeks, radish, spring onion, peas and spinach.
  • Seeds available now from our Trading Centre.
  • Protect early outdoor sowings with horticultural fleece.

Latest News

Talk 28th March
On The Wild Side

No parking in grounds

HIHS Spring Show
Saturday 24th March

Schedule: Link to pdf.
Entry Form: Link to pdf.
Rules and Standards: Links.
Cookery Recipes: Links.
Novices Guides: Links.

On Line Magazine
March Issue.

February Meeting Report
BBC Radio Solent
Gardeners Questions

100+ Club
Latest Drawn Numbers.
Join in the fun.

2018 HIHS Holiday
Wales Information.

Members Newsletter
Spring edition.

2018 Outings Programme
View the schedule
Tickets still available.

Trading Centre
Manager's Latest Update
Open Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
Summer flowering bulbs in.
Seed Potatoes, Shallots and
Onion sets arrived.
6X chicken manure bargan.

Bowls Club Invitation
To HIHS Members.

Best Garden
2018 Competition.

Best Allotment
2018 Competition.