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10 Reasons your Garden needs a Greenhouse

Many people think greenhouses are only for avid gardeners. In this post, we have garden writer and outdoor enthusiast Clive Harris to challenge that notion! He runs a creative gardening blog called DIY Garden, and today will share with you ten reasons why you and your garden need a greenhouse – even if you’re not […]

The ideal greenhouse for an urban garden

Urban gardens are often too small for a vegetable patch, so why not combine a small greenhouse with a place to grow salad crops and herbs? The Access Growhouse with raised timber bed is ideal for the patio – it only takes up 4′ x 2′ of ground space (1.2m x 0.6m) but gives room […]

Comparing the competition

Designed for a bit more height, the Access Midi Growhouse provides plenty of space between the adjustable seed tray shelves and also gives enough height to enable bush tomatoes to be grown inside the Growhouse during the Summer months. It’s size is similar to the many low cost Growhouses on the market, but we think […]

Growing with Raised Beds

January and February are an ideal time to add raised beds to the garden, as everything is dormant, and there aren’t many other jobs to be done. Before installing the raised beds, the ground needs to be cleared and the site levelled. If you want to have a row of raised beds you might like […]

Midi greenhouse – the versatile all-rounder

Launched at the RHS Tatton Flower Show the Midi Growhouse is the latest addition to our popular Growhouse range. Standing at 3′ 11″ (1.17m) high, the Midi Growhouse provides plenty of growing height for taller crops. The extra height also provides more headroom on the adjustable seed tray shelves. The Growhouse is ideal for starting […]

Access 4′ Growhouse – ideal for tender plants

The most popular model in the Access range is the Value Growhouse. 4′ long and just under 5′ high, the Growhouse provides plenty of growing space in a versatile design. In the early springtime the seed tray shelves can be used to hold up to 24 full sized seed trays; in the Summer the shelves […]

New 6′ Growhouse

To add to the success of the 4′ long Access Growhouse, we have now added a 6′ long Growhouse, providing even more growing space in a compact area. The Growhouse is 6′ 0″ (1.83m) long; 2′ 2″ (0.65m) deep and 4′ 11″ (1.49m) high and is designed to be completely free-standing. The 6′ long Growhouse […]

Early Lettuce under an Access Cloche

This year we decided to do an experiment to see how much difference the Access Salad Cloche made to growing early lettuce. Two salad beds were prepared, one covered with the Access cloche and the other left uncovered. To give the outdoor planted lettuces a chance, we delayed planting the lettuce seedlings until 24th February. […]

Access Salad Cloche

Ever dreamed of having a ready supply of fresh salads or herbs just outside the kitchen door? The Access Salad Cloche provides a small protected area for growing your favourite herbs and salads. The timber base is designed to stand on a patio and be filled with compost. Into this base salad crops and herbs can […]

Glass Dome Bell Cloches

Glass Bell Cloches are ideal for protecting delicate plants or herbs in the border of the garden, or for bringing on salad crops such as lettuce during the Winter months. The cloche can be placed over the plant at night and removed in the day, or a piece of wood can be placed under the […]