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The kitchen garden area @rhsrosemoor  is well worth a visit if you are in Devon.  In truth all the garden areas within this wonderful garden are worth visiting but our favourite is the potager garden.  In the garden are a range of our cold frames and this wonderful Plant House greenhouse. 😊 #mygabrielash
Succulents and cacti are proving to be very on trend with a younger demographic welcoming a little greenery into their homes.  Succulent plants are easy to love. Their ease of care, sunny dispositions and moderate growth habits make them perfect for warm seasons outdoors or well lit interiors. The Echeveria succulent plant is the perfect beginners plant, thriving on brief periods of neglect and low water and nutrients. The most important part of good Echeveria care is watering. The biggest issue with succulents is overwatering. Provide moderate amounts of water in the hot, dry season. Let the soil dry out completely before you irrigate again. Potted plants should not be left in a wet saucer. Soft rots and root rot issues occur when the plant is too wet. Situate the plants in full sun and mulch around them with gravel or sand to help prevent weeds and conserve moisture. Protect the plants from freezing temperatures and store potted plants indoors in winter. #mygabrielash
The beautiful 6x10 greenhouse in @melbillowes garden.  We love to see our greenhouses being put to full use and packed with plants both inside the greenhouse and outside too.  This extremely productive garden looks beautiful and proves growing produce to eat can look beautiful too. #mygabrielash
What is the most unusual plant pot in your garden?  We loved the jam jars that our show dressing team @basesquaredlandscaping used at this years shows.  This goes to show that with some creativity we can all help to reduce the amount of plastic posts in our gardens. #mygabrielash
If you don’t have room for a greenhouse but need somewhere to bring tender plants inside over the coming months to protect them from the harsh winter.  Then this upright cold frame is the perfect solution.  It comes complete with staging and a shelf so you can pack it full of plants. #mygabrielash
A birds eye view inside a productive cold frame.  The seed trays in this image are being used to bring on a range of young plants ready to be pricked out into larger pots.  For the chance to win your own set of seed trays don’t forget to take an image of your greenhouse or cold frame and upload this to your Instagram feed and tag the image #mygabrielash for the chance to win.  Take a look at our highlights for previous winners.
#throwbackthursday today we are looking back at our RHS Tatton Park Show garden designed by @lillygomm in 2017.  The decked area at the end of the reflective pool provides the perfect spot to sit and relax looking back down the lush planting in the garden towards the RHS Portico Greenhouse that is the central feature. #mygabrielash
The aluminium portal frames in our RHS greenhouses provide strength and rigidity, plus we think they look nice too…. hope you agree?  Victorians used cedar for their greenhouses because of the excellent thermal properties and weather resistance.  We have combined the traditional victorian design elements but improved on them using the benefits of aluminium on the roof cappings and ridge ventilation system, we use an aluminium cill to act as a damp proof and finally increase the strength with the portal frames.  Together this beautiful traditional design enhanced by the modern technology of aluminium creates a stunning greenhouse for your garden. #mygabrielash
This is an image of the RHS Wisley greenhouse that sits pride of place in the edibles garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey.  Following a great few days at the RHS Wisley Flower Show over the last week we would like to thank everyone who came along to see us.  We hope you enjoyed the show and gardens as much as we did.  If you have never been to the RHS Gardens at Wisley, then we highly recommend that you do.  The gardens are simply stunning #mygabrielash
Its getting to that point where all our hard work is paying off with lots of crops to harvest.  Here Anne our competition winner (see full story - link in bio) is picking more tomatoes, The greenhouse has helped to produce a great crop of tomatoes and Anne stated “I have had the best crop of cucumbers ever even though now they have got signs of mildew on the leaves” 
What have been your successes and failures in your greenhouse this year?
Another picture of Anne, our competition winners, greenhouse (see previous posts). The prize could not have gone to a more worthy winner. Seeing the greenhouse in its new home and in full use we are delighted that it will be put to use to grow a range of produce from a very experienced greenhouse gardener.  Anne’s journey into greenhouse gardening started when she was just 12 years old.  Her Dad got her a second hand timber greenhouse and she instantly fell in love with growing.  The problem was this greenhouse was very old and in a poor state of repair so at age 16 Anne purchased her first, and only (until this point), brand new greenhouse.  She bought an aluminium 6x8 greenhouse from Asda for the princely sum of £99.00.  Read the full story in our blog, link in bio. #mygabrielash
This is an image of our competition winner Anne’s roof vents on her RHS Rosemoor. Anne has now had the pleasure of using the greenhouse for several months through one of the hottest summers for years and she commented “originally I wanted a wooden greenhouse because of the aesthetics”, she had fond memories of her first greenhouse and still loved the look and feel of a cedar greenhouse. “I am however in the fortunate position to have two greenhouses, one aluminium and this beautiful cedar greenhouse.  On the hottest days this summer I could quite happily work in the Gabriel Ash Cedar greenhouse in the heat of the day at 12 noon.  I often pop in to remove side shoots from tomatoes and water.  In the aluminium greenhouses however I had to wait until past 8pm in the evening before I dare enter.”
Since seeing the benefits of using a cedar greenhouse first hand in the extreme conditions Anne reflected “ The cedar frame to the greenhouse and the extra height inside all helped to keep the greenhouse cooler in the summer months and I am looking forward to seeing how these thermal properties help to keep the greenhouse warmer through the cooler months of winter.” #mygabrielash