The January greenhouse is a mellow place: A sheltered haven from the vagaries of the weather and a real godsend to the active gardener. Continue reading “What Can I Do In My Greenhouse In January”
Gabriel Ash offers a wide range of greenhouses and accessories to help you spruce up your garden for the New Year. Continue reading “What Are The Top Things To Plant in January”
As the crisp mornings and lush autumnal tones start to creep in, there’s no denying the distinct season change in the air… But who’s not a tad excited at the appearance of woolly winter wear, steamy bowls of soup and cosy nights in?!
Before we’re condemned for mentioning the “festive season” too soon, we take a look at what you can do to keep the family entertained this Halloween…
Find a local “Pick Your Own” event and take the family along to choose the perfect pumpkin… They’ve usually got other activities like spooky corn mazes and fun fairs to make a day of it…
Host a Halloween Party
Invite some close friends and family and host a gruesome get together with themed party food, spooky games like bobbing for apples, a costume catwalk, or even a pumpkin carving competition…
Send a picture of your pumpkin creations to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload it to our Facebook Page by midnight on 31st October 2018 and you could win an accessories bundle of a set of 3 seed trays, a potting tray, and a watering can…
Harvest your Seeds…
Depending on the size of your Pumpkin, you can harvest a pretty good stock of seeds for next year with minimal fuss…
Saving your Pumpkin Seeds
- Remove the innards and seeds of your pumpkin and place in a colander.
- Run water over the seeds and pulp and pick out the seeds. You will likely not need as many seeds as you’ll find in the pumpkin so just pick out a healthy stock to see you through the season – around three times more seeds then the amount of plants you plan on growing.
- Larger seeds will have a better chance of germinating, so try and cherry pick the biggest ones.
- Space your seeds out on a dry paper towel, and place them in a cool dry spot for around a week.
- Once the seeds are dry, store in an envelope ready for planting next season.
Order your free seed collecting kit and sample of Mr Fothergills Cinderella Pumpkin Seeds Here: https://gardenerscorner.gabrielash.com/pumpkin-seeds-giveaway/
Help out the Habitats
Wildlife like squirrels and birds love pumpkin! So instead of throwing out your left overs, why not leave it at the bottom of the garden or at a local park or wood and give the inhabitants a seasonal treat!
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In 2017 I decided to undertake a video blog on how to use a Gabriel Ash upright cold frame. The results were impressive with this mini greenhouse producing lots of crops. I had some successes and some failures but overall produced lots of fresh vegetables. Continue reading “Growing Guide For An Upright Cold Frame Or Mini Greenhouse – Jan – May”
With the onset of winter, most people in the UK are reassured that even in bad weather conditions, our roads will be cleared of snow and ice by our local councils. Continue reading “Using Rock Salt To De-Ice Your Garden Paths”
Hanging baskets are the ideal choice to bring colour and interest into your garden or around your door. They raise your garden from ground- to eye-level and are easy and cost-effective to create. You can also create new hanging baskets for every season for a quick burst of colour throughout the year. Continue reading “Get Your Garden Off The Ground With Fabulous Hanging Baskets”