Tag Archives: Chelsea Flower Show

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 […]

First Punnet of Strawberries – 16th May

This year the first strawberries were ready for picking on the 16th May – just in time to go down to Chelsea Flower Show! What better way to celebrate the start of Summer than with a bowl of delicious home-grown strawberries and cream! The Cold Frames use real glass (toughened for safety) which, unlike plastic, […]

New Potatoes – first crop harvested

Since I last wrote to you all, lots has happened. Chelsea Flower Show was fabulous. I chatted to some lovely people, who gave me some very interesting information. Have you heard of ‘permaculture’? Neither had I! I will come back to you on that one, as apparently, the Access Garden Frames are a perfect example […]

The week before Chelsea Flower Show.

To say I’m looking forward to Chelsea Flower show would be an under statement! I am looking forward to seeing the show gardens and people watching, not to mention talking to lots and lots of people showing them the mini greenhouses and raised beds that I’m using to grow my vegetables on the Access Garden […]

Chelsea Flower Show.

For me, Chelsea Flower Show is my favourite of the shows because it is like an parallel universe in the middle of the hussle and bussle that is London. You enter the gates into a world of beautiful gardens that look like they have always been there. It’s amazing to see what can be created […]


I just love being British!  As soon as the sun comes out, we’re out there in it!  Sitting in it and barbequing in it, just in case it doesn’t last long. The garden is paying back our efforts ten fold, looking so lovely.  My peonie which I mentioned purchasing at considerable cost is in bud!  […]

The promised recipe – memories of getting Alan for my birthday.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie. Brownie 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 200g unsalted butter 250g icing sugar 3 eggs 110g plain flour Cheesecake 400g cream cheese 150g icing sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs Cream Topping 300ml whipping cream 100g icing sugar 150g raspberries Plus extra to decorate A 33 x 23 x 5cam baking tray […]

Getting some dirt under my nails

I have the morning to myself and after walking the dogs, I decided this was my time to get in the garden and make it look pretty. This of course really means weeding, putting old plant pots away and clearing up the horrible mess that dogs leave. But it’s all necessary. So I had my […]

Planting up the Strawberries – and a recipe!

I have removed the glass from the Cold Frame and taken off the frame to hammer in my copper nails and mark out the 12” squares ready for planting. It was easy to do and Katie and I could lift it on and off no problem. I have sprinkled some chicken pellets manure in and […]