HIHS Trading Centre

Our Trading Centre is located on Legion Field off Legion Road, Post Code PO11 9ES.

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A wide range of gardening elements are available to members, all at favourable prices.

Items not on display may be ordered from the catalogue on request at the counter.

The Trading Centre is looking to recruit a new Trading Centre Manager and always looking for volunteers to help out with sales, in the shed and restocking.

Membership cards must be shown when making purchases.
The Trading Centre telephone number is 07800 839911
for enquiries during opening hours.

Latest News from the Trading Centre

We have now finished the trial of the Slugzilla slug deterrent. Although the results were a bit mixed the overall conclusion was that it is not a product that we should stock. The main reasons being that it needs mixing with water and sprayed on the crop, the effectiveness was questionable, and it is expensive. Thanks to our testers who took part in the trial.

Next year we will be stocking a new blue ready to use Doff pellet slug killer, based on ferric phosphate. This replaces the Doff product we used to sell that contained Metaldehyde.

Also coming next year is a new range of flower and vegetable seeds – supplied by Kings Seeds. The seed packets have pictures and a two year sell by date. Kings will replace the seed packets at the end of the sell by date. They are also providing new stands and advertising material so you will notice quite a difference in the display. In addition to the flowers and vegetables we are trialling a range of green manures. Dobies seeds will be phased out over the next two years. Kings Seeds Display

We will be offering Spring planting bulbs this month; several new varieties will be available that we have not offered before. If the Autumn bulbs are anything to go by you need to be quick to buy the new varieties.

If you ordered potatoes, they are now available for collection.

If you are not a regular user of the Trading Centre, please give us a try. You will notice a big change over the last 18 months. Our prices are competitive, we will never be able to compete with some of the on-line prices or supermarket special offers but compared to the local garden centres we can usually beat them hands down. Come and have a look you may be pleasantly surprised.

We wish you good gardening for the 2020 season and look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Martin Clark, on behalf of the Trading Sub-committee

Trading Manager - Post Open

The position of Trading Manager is open.
The duties have been lightened by the
Members of the Trading Centre Committee
each taking on individual responsibilities.

Would you be willing to fill this post?

Link to: full Job Description in pdf form.

For further information or an informal chat
please contact Martin Clark by emailing on:

Now Recruting : Can You Help?

help Staff are required for the following opportunities:

Sunday, Wednesday
or on a relief basis.

Shed staff
Sunday, Wednesday
or on a relief basis.

Stock management
Thursday mornings.

General help
Thursday mornings.

Cashiers and shed staff are on a:
5 week rota for Sunday duties, February to mid December.
3 week rota for Wednesday duties, March to June.

All duties are for 2 to 2 ½ hours.

Please leave your details and a note your interests
at the Trading Centre and we will contact you.

Or use this: Feedback Form.

Stock List Bulk Items.

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has a wide selection
of bulk items.

Someone is always on hand
to wheelbarrow purchases
and load into your vehicle.

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We can be
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