FAQs

From Fish to plants, furniture to sheds – find answers to all your questions.

Question

My fish have white spot what can I do?

Answer:

White spot is caused by a parasite called lchthyophthirus multifiliis they are quite visible on the body and fins of all fish, white spot can be effectively treated, treat the whole tank using a proprietary white spot cure, follow the instructions carefully for the correct dosage to be added.

Question

How often should I carry out water changes?

Answer:

Water changes should be carried out on a regular basis, every 2 weeks a 30%-50% water change should be carried out, by purchasing a gravel cleaner it is more easier to clean the gravel and do a water change at the same time, by doing this you will be siphoning any harmful waste from the gravel, not doing a gravel clean can cause high levels of ammonia and nitrate which becomes harmful to the tank conditions.

Question

What aquarium should I buy?

Answer:

If you have been thinking about buying an aquarium for your home make sure you have the space for the aquarium to go, buying a glass or acrylic aquarium? Both acrylic and glass aquariums have their advantages and disadvantages. Acrylic has a special sealing system used in the construction process and these tanks are more or less guaranteed for life against leakages, whereas the silicon used in glass sealing will break down over a period of years. Glass tanks can be very heavy and normally need 2 people to lift, with acrylic it is at least half the weight of glass.

Question

What are the differences between Natural or Concrete slabs?

Answer:

The Natural stone we sell is normally Sandstone or Limestone and is extremely hardwearing and normally has a range of shades within each colour. Natural stone can now be a cheap alternative to concrete slabs and our Sandstone starts from only £17.99 m2.
Concrete slabs are uniform in colour and thickness and have a wide variety of features that accompany basic slabs, there is a massive variety of styles and colours and are relatively well priced.

Question

Are your Pots/Ornaments Frost resistant?

Answer:

Everything we buy is frost resistant, some of our pots have a 50 year guarantee!

Question

When is the best time to lay turf?

Answer:

Turf is  best laid in late winter/early spring when the ground has not dried out and the growing season is approaching. They can be laid later in spring through to late summer but they will need more attention to ensure that they do not dry out.

Question

What type of treatment should I use to treat my fence/shed?

Answer:

Oil based treatments are superior to water based as they penetrate the timber, water based treatments are prone to run-off and can give a patchy undesirable appearance.

Question

What type of guarantee do your timber products have?

Answer:

A lot of our Forest range have a 15 year guarantee against rot. Most of our products are pressure impregnated which means they need less treating than inferior dip treated products.

Question

I’d like a greenhouse but my garden is tiny……?

Answer:

We have huge selection of lean to greenhouses, and 4’x4′ freestanding greenhouse. Also we have smaller 3,4,5 tiered growhouses which are great for potting on and giving seeds an early start.

Question

When can i plant out my bedding plants ie geraniums,busy lizzies,petunias etc?

Answer:

We recommend that the middle to end of may should be ok as frosts should have ended by then.  This is only a recommendation as weather can be unpredictable and we have had frosts in june before.

Question

Do your hardy plants come with any guarantee?

Answer:

All our hardy stock comes with a 2 year guarantee so you can buy in confidence

To get more information or get some expert advice call now on 01454 457 300 or visit one of our Garden Centres CLICK HERE.

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