Gabriel Ash Blog

March Madness

It’s a good job March is nearly over, because it’s a strange month for gardening. According to the Met Office, spring began on 1st March and will give way to summer on 31st May. With the official announcement of spring, bulbs sending up flowers and exhortations that you MUST SOW your tomato and pepper seeds this month or miss out all year - it’s no wonder gardeners get themselves into a frenzy of seed sowing.

by Emma Cooper in Gardening - 25 March 2015


Garden Observation is Important

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the appearance of my first daffodil in the garden the past couple of weeks because it’s one of the key dates which marks my garden’s progress through the year. 

by Michelle Chapman in Gardening - 11 March 2015


Spring clean

I cleaned my greenhouse the other weekend. It’s a job I tend to put off; the mood has to take me and so far it hadn’t. Then a few Saturdays ago the sun appeared, tempting me outdoors. 

by Louise Curley in Gardening - 10 March 2015


Chillies For Flavour, Not Heat

Over the past few years there has been an explosion in the number of people growing chillies, and the range (and heat) of varieties available.

by Emma Cooper in Gardening - 20 February 2015


Winter Garden Visits

February can be a frustrating month for gardeners. We’re usually champing at the bit eager to get sowing and planting, but often the temperature and light levels thwart our best intentions. The greenhouse is often a place of refuge at these times, allowing for a good potter about even on the dullest and chilliest of days. 

by Michelle Chapman in Gardening - 10 February 2015