Gabriel Ash Blog

Carry On Sowing

It’s one of the biggest myths in the gardening world that there’s a spring 'sowing season'. Yes, there are plenty of plants (particularly for the veg patch) that we sow in spring – it’s a busy time in the garden. But, equally, there are plenty that aren’t sown in spring. A spring sowing of tomatoes would be considered late – keen gardeners start theirs off in the new year.

by Emma Cooper in Gardening - 30 June 2015


Greening My Garden

One garden which has stayed with me since I’ve come home from Chelsea Flower Show is the one Sean Murray produced as the winner of TV’s recent Great Chelsea Garden Challenge. His brief was to design a garden illustrating some of the key points in the RHS’s latest campaign, Greening Grey Britain. One garden which has stayed with me since I’ve come home from Chelsea Flower Show is the one Sean Murray produced as the winner of TV’s recent Great Chelsea Garden Challenge. His brief was to design a garden illustrating some of the key points in the RHS’s latest campaign, Greening Grey Britain.

by Michelle Chapman in Gardening - 16 June 2015


Nasturtiums: Hot Stuff

If you’ve got a space to fill, and want to add some colour to your garden, then you can do a lot worse than nasturtiums. These hardy annuals have large seeds that can be simply pushed into the soil from March to June. 

by Emma Cooper in Gardening - 4 June 2015


Greenhouse Inspiration

For gardeners May is not only the month of frantic seed sowing and burgeoning cold frames, it also means the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – the highlight of the gardening calendar for many. The pinnacle of garden design and planting it’s a celebration of all things horticultural.

by Louise Curley in Gardening - 2 June 2015


Cowslips: One Of My Favourite Spring Highlights

May always brings me one of my favourite spring highlights. There’s a huge bank of cheery primroses to view on the way to my allotment, plus the pictured mass of cowslips to greet me at the lower entrance to our estate. May always brings me one of my favourite spring highlights. There’s a huge bank of cheery primroses to view on the way to my allotment, plus the pictured mass of cowslips to greet me at the lower entrance to our estate. 

by Michelle Chapman in Gardening - 12 May 2015