Category Archives: Anne’s Garden Blog

Diary of a novice gardener using Access Garden Products

Gardening with Anne – March

Once you have your Mini greenhouse or Cold Frame, what are you going to grow in it? If you aren’t a very experienced gardener, then follow Anne through the year as she provides some hints and tips about getting the most out of our Access Mini greenhouses, Cold Frames and Cloches. Anne often helps us […]

Whose Been Eating My Plants?

You go to all the trouble of buying seeds, sowing them in the right compost at the right temperature and give them your love and attention for months and then….. Something starts nibbling the leaves.  You can’t see it, but it’s plainly there! And sometimes, it’s too late and your beautiful baby plants has been […]

I’ve Got chillie Chillies!

The rain has slowed down and we now have gusty winds with a chill attached to them. I visited a garden centre yesterday and was horrified to see their chilli plants at least 12” high!  Mine are struggling to get to 4”.  I think it must be because mine are cold and have stopped thinking […]

A look around my garden

A look around my garden including the ‘dodgy’ corner that every garden has! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvFvbBPyQmI

Update – Chinese Lanterns

My little seedlings are still alive! Always a good sign, when gardening. There is little hope once they are died. I have been given two pieces of advice when sowing and potting on seedlings. 1. The roots compete for the space so place them individually or else you could lose the lot. 2. The stronger […]

Anne discussing Chinese Lanterns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-_1XmzUH8k

Comparing seedling growth with and without a Cloche

See just how much difference a Cloche makes to early Spring planting with this video from Anne’s Garden. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iCrNu05NZk

Chilli success

Such is my chilli success that I’ve potted them on and have moved them into my main Access Frame that holds the same amount of plants as a 6’ x 4’ greenhouse. On frosty nights I have lit my 10 hour tea lights and sat them on a terracotta saucer with a terracotta pot over […]

It’s February already!

I’ve plugged in my heated propagator and read my seed packets and it’s time to get cracking! I have treated my seeds to some ‘J Arthur Bowers’ seed and cutting compost.  £3.99 for 10 litres. I am also trying some ‘fibre pot strips’ which are like little plugs that each seed grows into and it […]

Strawberries from the Cold Frame!

I’m sure I’m not the only person who is juggling several fast spinning balls in the air during my day!  Life at the moment seems to be rushing by, but I know I need to get in my garden to de-stress, relax, smell the roses etc. But when?  That is my problem.  I’ve watched  ‘Jamie […]