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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
The Grumpy Gardeners September Newsletter takes a look at our product of the month, the Nutpecker peanut butter bird food jars and bird feeders designed to house the jars. We also discuss the merits of investing in a Digamathing garden hand trowel for planting your bulbs with precision.
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