Tag Archives: Raised Beds

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Getting going

I was given a garden centre voucher, which was lovely and enabled me to treat myself to something that I wouldn’t normally buy.  A ‘Burgen and Ball’ seed measuring stick!  It cost almost £20 which is a treat indeed. Because I have decided to sow in rows of 4’ this year instead of square feet, […]

Excuse me, do you work here? Update

Do you remember me talking about accosting innocent customers in garden centres and asking them gardening questions? I approached a man back in May, who I thought was an employee but was, like me a customer. But he kindly put my mind at rest about my puny leeks. Well, he was right. I didn’t need […]

Strawberries galore

After the success I had with the strawberries I grew inside my small frame 4’ X 4’ on the raised bed this year, I decided to go big time strawberries for next year. I took delivery of a very beautiful 8’ x 4’ cold frame in ‘ivory’ from Access Garden Products which is sitting on […]

Keep on sowing … keep on growing

We have had lots of rain overnight and I’ve decided to have a slow start to the day as it’s grey outside. So with a hot mug of coffee in hand and not a child in the house washed!  I sat down with my ‘Marhsalls’ catalogue and read the heading ‘keep on sowing, keep on […]

Picked my first tomatoes…

So exciting and the smell of them was fantastic when I opened the mini greenhouse door… It’s a smell from my childhood when I helped water my Dad’s tomatoes. Not all of them are ready, I have a fantastic display of green ones all different shapes and sizes. The ones I have picked are called […]