Category Archives: Assembly & Usage

Advice on assembly, maintenance and usage issues

Tortoise Shelter – use a Cloche

It might be an unusual application, but our glass cloches also make a suitable shelter for a tortoise. Growers use cloches as the glass allows the sun’s rays to warm up the ground. In the same way, not only will the cloche give the tortoise some shelter from the elements, but the glass will allow […]

Glass backs for Mini greenhouses

Our Mini greenhouses are designed for the keen gardener with a small garden. They take up a minimal amount of space and are generally fitted to a wall. But what happens if you do not have a suitable wall or the wall you do have is very rough? In this case there are a number […]

Access Cloches in RHS Wisley Herb Garden

The RHS garden at Wisley is one of the most spectacular gardening venues in the UK, with a huge variety of plants and trees from all around the world. A team of permanent gardeners and volunteers maintain the garden throughout the year. A number of areas are dedicated to practical growing ideas including the Model […]

Access Glass Garden Cloche

Victorian Kitchen Gardeners knew the value of growing under glass, and created long tunnel cloches to ensure crops were as early as possible. They understood that glass traps heat from the sun, warming the soil and plants growing directly beneath it. In fact even today glass is far superior than clear plastics at trapping the […]

7 unique features of the Classic Growhouse

The Access Classic Growhouse is designed to provide a sturdy growing structure in a compact space and is packed with a number of unique features. Unique ventilation system Greenhouses are generally purchased to over-winter more delicate plants and bring on seedlings in the Spring. One disadvantage of traditional greenhouses is their lack of ventilation, so […]

Timber Raised Beds

Access manufacture a range of pressure treated timber raised beds for the gardener. Raised bed growing has a number of benefits over growing directly in the earth. If the soil is of poor quality, very heavy or not very well drained, then the raised bed allows organic material to be mixed in with the existing […]

7 unique features of the Classic Mini greenhouse

Mini greenhouses are ideal for the gardener who does not have the room for a full sized greenhouse. Access mini greenhouses have a number of unique features. Unique ventilation system Greenhouses are generally purchased to over-winter more delicate plants and bring on seedlings in the Spring. One disadvantage of traditional greenhouses is their lack of […]

Lean-to Mini greenhouse – so much better than plastic!

Lots of people purchase the zip-up plastic mini greenhouses from the supermarkets, but once these rip or blow away start they looking for something better! You need look no further than the Access Lean to Mini greenhouse. Designed to last a lifetime the Value Mini greenhouse is manufactured in the UK from sturdy aluminium and […]

The benefits of an Access Value Growhouse

The Access Value Growhouse is one of the most popular models in the range, combining an excellent price with a sturdy framework and all of the benefits of growing under glass. Unique Ventilation Unique to the Access Growhouse is our sliding door system which allows a very large ventilation area when the sun is shining […]

2 degrees outside – 22 degrees inside

Last week I fitted a new ‘wireless’ max/min thermometer into the Mini greenhouse outside. I wanted to keep a close eye on things as I have got young Peppers, Chillies and Courgettes growing in there. The Mini greenhouse has an electric fan heater to provide frost protection, but the power of the ‘greenhouse’ effect really came home […]