Gardening Tasks


  • Time to plant container grown shrubs and perennials.
  • Split and replant established perennials.
  • Opportunity to move conifers and evergreens,
    securely stake and well water in.
  • Move alpines with minimum disturbance to their roots.
  • Stop feeding spent flowers.
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs, which are
    available now from our Trading Centre.
  • Wait till October for planting tulips.
  • Plant prepared hyacinth bulbs for Christmas asap.


  • Deadhead dahlias to encourage extended flowering.
  • Collect seed heads of annuals for spring sowing.
  • Clear summer bedding and treat soil.
  • Plant out violas, wallflowers and primulas.
  • Don't plant wallflowers in same spot two years running.
  • Clip hedges for a neat winter appearance.
  • Prune climbing and rambling roses after flowering.
  • Prune weeping standards.


  • Mow lawns less regularly, raising the mower blades.
  • Scarify and spike to improve drainage.
  • Apply autumn lawn dressing
    available now from our Trading Centre.
  • Treat and sow worn areas.
  • Sow new lawns or lay turf.


  • Dig up remaining maincrop potatoes before slug damage.
  • Plant overwintering crops: garlic, onions, turnips,
    spinach, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.
  • Consider a quick crop of baby spinach.
  • Sow parsley for spring picking.
  • Sow green manures on unproductive areas.


  • Cut out fruited canes of summer raspberries and
    tie in new canes.
  • From mid month plant new fruit trees and bushes.
  • Take in container grown tender fruit trees.

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.