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Welcome to the Garden Guru!

You will find lots of useful information on compost, composting and all things grow your own, from hints and tips to step by step how to guides on all sorts of interesting subjects.

Browse through all our garden guru's articles below to find the subject you are interested in.

If the article you  are looking for is not here, just ask The Compost Shop Garden Guru and he will get back to you as quickly as possible with the answers you are looking for!

Sowing Seeds for Spring in Autumn!

Getting ahead – sowing seeds for spring

One way to get a bit ahead for the spring is to sow seeds of hardy annuals now. Sown outside, they will overwinter in a state of dormancy, and then start to grow the moment the soil starts to warm up in the spring. When you stop to think about it for a moment, it makes sense, because that’s what happens naturally! Plants broadcast their seeds in the late summer or autumn, and the seeds stay in the soil overwinter, and then grow in spring. So why would it not work for you?

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How to Make a Stone Trough

As the days shorten, you may be looking for a project to keep you out in the garden while the weather remains inviting. In which case, how about making a ‘stone trough’ for your plants? You can either save it for next year, to use for alpines, or plant it up with dwarf bulbs including rockery narcissi, dwarf iris and crocus, and low-growing spring flowering plants such as primulas, for a beautiful early spring display.

Read more: How to Make a Stone Trough

Growing Alpines

You may well have seen plants labelled ‘alpines’ in garden centres or nurseries, and wondered about growing them. While many of the plants so labelled have no special requirements, others do have specialist needs, so here are a few top tips to help you.

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Mulching - A Quick Guide

You may have heard gardeners talk about mulching, or perhaps seen mention of it in garden magazines, or on websites. But what does it mean, and when and how should you do it? This quick guide will help you become an expert and confident mulcher.

Read more: Mulching - A Quick Guide

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