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How to make nutrient-rich compost

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Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into free nutrient-rich food for your garden. It is easy to maintain and helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Other alternatives to compost bin You can make a composter out of any material that you have. A few old […]

How to remove weeds effectively without the use of chemicals

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Weeding is job least enjoyed by many but one you have to keep working at to achieve a weed-free garden. A weed, by definition is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation or ‘a plant in the wrong place’. Gardeners are faced with three options when dealing with weeds namely physical removal, application of […]

Why the Grumpy Gardener is keen to care for our garden birds

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According to statement released by the National History Museum this week, we are losing green spaces, animals and plants to deforestation, exploitation, urbanisation and global warming. The report went on to say that we can all make a difference one of which is to care for the wildlife that visit our gardens. Putting up a […]

Why this bird feeder allows you to meet the needs of wild birds?

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Bird feeding station with 5 different types of feeders for food and water

As more and more of the British countryside becomes eroded away by housing and industry developments, our wild bird natural food sources are becoming depleted. The result is a greater reliance on humans for the provision of food particularly during the winter months. The Grumpy Gardener bird feeding station allows you to encourage a variety […]

10 Autumn gardening tasks and garden tools to get them done

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10 Autumn gardening tasks and garden tools to get them done The temperatures are dropping and the last of the autumn leaves are falling to the ground creating carpets of yellow, orange and browns. Autumn has it’s own special beauty as it draws the growing season to an end ahead of a period of semi-dormancy […]

September Newsletter

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You can download a copy of our September Newsletter here >>

The weed removal tool that makes light of invasive plants

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The weed removal tool that makes light of invasive plants Hours of gardening can bring on many aches and pains to the ageing body. That is just what Mike, a professional landscaper and gardener started to feel after years of chopping, digging and planting. Irritated and grumpy with the availability of existing gardening tools he […]

Planting bulbs using a uniquely designed garden trowel

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Spring is a perfect time to plant tender bulbs such as Dahlias and Gladiolus for a spectacular summer bloom. Before you start digging away to plant your bulbs it is worth planning noting the height and colour display when your choice of bulbs come into full bloom. Here are a few popular summer flowering bulbs […]