Gardening Tasks


  • Mow the lawn when dry, with blades on medium cut.
  • Mix grass cuttings into the compost heap.
  • Smarten up lawn edges.
  • Apply spring lawn dressing.
  • Dead head primula, winter-flowering pansies and violas
  • Dead head daffodils do not cut back foliage.


  • Protect new spring shoots from slugs and snails.
  • Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials.
  • Ventilate greenhouse and conservatory on warm days.
  • Sow seeds of bedding plants and sweet peas.
  • Sow seeds of tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers and peppers in greenhouse.


  • Prick out early sown seedlings, handle by the leaves.
  • Inspect greenhouse plants for signs of pest or disease.
  • Top dress planted containers with fresh compost.
  • Pot plant summer-flowering bulbs, available now from our Trading Centre.


  • Prune hybrid tea and floribunda roses.
  • Prune late flowering varieties of Clematis.
  • Continue planting roses, shrubs, conifers and soft fruit.
  • Top dress beds and borders with a general fertiliser,
    available now from our Trading Centre..


  • Deal with weeds before they get out of hand.
  • Plant shallots, onion sets and Jerusalem artichoke.
  • Plant early potatoes, available from our Trading Centre.
  • Sow peas, summer cabbages, early cauliflowers, carrots and lettuce under cloches.
  • Start an asparagus bed.
  • Spread compost and fertilizer around fruit trees.
  • Clean out and sterilize bird boxes and tables.

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.