Gardening Tasks


  • Purchase early sowing seeds from our Trading Centre.
  • Use cloches or covering to warm the soil for early vegetable sowings.
  • Raise lettuce, salad crops and strawberry plants for early picking, in a poly tunnel or greenhouse.
  • Continue harvesting parsnips, kale, leeks, winter cabbage, chard, spinach and Brussels sprouts


  • Dig up congested snowdrops and winter aconites, replenish soil and redistribute plants.
  • Trim lawn edges and reseed bare or worn patches


  • Apply preservative to timber fences, sheds and pergolas.
  • Spray patios to treat slippery surfaces.
  • Using purpose cleaner remove moss, mould, algae and dirt from decking.
  • When dry apply protective application to decking.
  • Repair, upgrade or create new hard landscaping.


  • Replace tired old roses with some of the new excellent disease resistant varieties.
  • Plant bare root roses, trees, shrubs, canes and bushes.
  • Prune shrub roses.
  • Opportunity to move existing shrubs to better locations.
  • Water new or moved plantings in dry spells.

early rhubarb

  • Start forcing rhubarb and seakale.
  • Check planted containers of spring bulbs.
  • Finish taking hardwood cuttings.
  • Trim wall climbers into shape.


  • Prune buddleias and late summer flowering clematis.
  • Prune wisteria, hardy fuchsia and cornus.
  • Prune apple and pear cordons, fans and espaliers.
  • Prune blackberry, gooseberry and loganberry.
  • Prune summer fruiting raspberry.
  • Prune black, red and white currents.
  • Prune fig.

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
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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.