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Discover Nutritious Peanut Butter for Birds

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Peanut butter for birds is an excellent source of high energy calories. It provides nutrients needed to survive the cold winter months. Peanut butter bought at supermarkets for human consumption can be enjoyed by birds but is not recommended. There are brands that include sugar, salt, hydrogenated fats and additives to the list of ingredients […]

Why lawns love this garden rake broom

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Soft and gentle on lawns, unlike metal rakes it won’t pull out tufts of grass when you try raking up autumn leaves. Why the rake broom grips and pulls without damaging the lawn This telescopic handle garden rake broom is a multi-tasking garden tool that sweeps up debris from any outdoor surface, wet or dry. […]

5+ reasons why you need this garden hand trowel

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Here we are again, another lockdown! As frustrating as it maybe, trying to find something positive to do in difficult circumstances can help. If you are able to, then getting out into the garden will help brighten the mood plus there are the health benefits of getting fresh air and exercise. A dry autumn day […]

How to remove wet autumn leaves from your lawn and paving

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Monthly news & updates Greetings,As the last of the golden leaves drop gracefully from branches and settle down on lawns and paths, we are ever more mindful that the chill of winter will soon be upon us. While autumn is with us, there are still jobs to be done in the garden for a healthy […]

Discover the role of a spade, shovel and trowel garden tools?

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The spade is often referred to as the ‘workhouse’ of gardening tools. History has dated the spade as far back as Biblical times. Representation of this essential gardening tool can be seen on one of the oldest stained glass windows (C1176) in Canterbury Cathedral, which shows Adam digging into the ground with a pointed-tipped spade. […]

The Grumpy Gardener July Newsletter

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The July newsletter discusses the importance of feeding wild birds and why The Grumpy Gardeners Deluxe Fatballs are loved by our feathered friends. On the theme of feeding birds we also introduce you to our extended range of peanut butter bird food jars.

Mulch versus compost and their value to a flourishing garden

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Compost and mulch are valuable to flower beds, vegetable patches and pot plants. The benefits of organic compost and mulch far outweigh the use of synthetic fertilisers. Compost Compost is decomposed organic matter (ideally it should have a 50% moisture content) under controlled conditions and worked into the soil to feed the roots. Compost is […]

How to make nutrient-rich compost

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Composting is an inexpensive 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. Organic waste that is sent to landfill will release methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere when it starts to […]

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 […]