Pets And Aquatics

Apr 08
BY Angela Slater
Cavalier King Charles spaniel
Save money and groom your own dog following our easy quide Grooming your dog regularly serves several purposes; it helps you bond with the animal, it keeps their coat looking in good condition and removes all the loose itchy hair, you can also check for any lumps, ticks, fleas and mites and finally you save on struggling to vacuum the hairs off the carpet. You need to start this when they are a... READ MORE
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Jul 10
BY Angela Slater
Dog with stick
Ticks are the bane of a country walk and can be life threatening Ticks are the bane of every pet owner’s life in summer; even a leisurely stroll in the park can result in an unwelcome guest hitching a lift back to your abode. Not only are they a nuisance to pets they can pose a really serious health risk for humans too, with recorded cases of Lyme disease on the increase. Lyme Disease is... READ MORE
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Jul 02
BY Angela Slater
Aquarium
Follow these step-by-step instructions for healthy happy fish Regular maintenance of your fish tank will ensure your fish stay healthy and the filter will last longer. It only takes 15 – 20 minutes if done regularly; if you leave it then it takes longer and becomes an onerous chore. You will need: READ MORE
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Jul 02
BY Angela Slater
Fish in aquarium
Follow these simple steps and your new fish will be happy and stress-free Try and buy the fish as close to home as possible in order to minimise the travelling time. They should be placed in a dark bag, again to minimise the stress. You will need: thermometer Turn off the electrics to the tank including the light. READ MORE
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Jul 02
BY Angela Slater
Fish in tank
Keep your tank clean for healthy happy fish This needs to be done 2 – 3 times every week. You will need: magnetic algae pad or a simple algae pad on a handle Turn all the electrics to the tank off and remove the lid. READ MORE
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Jul 02
BY Angela Slater
Fish in aquarium
Keep the water in your fish tank clean for healthy happy fish This needs to be done every 2 – 3 weeks. You will need: gravel syphon jug 2 buckets Turn all the electrics to the tank off and remove the lid. READ MORE
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Jul 02
BY Angela Slater
Keep the filter in your fish tank clean for happy healthy fish The filter is the heart of the fish tank so needs to be cleaned regularly in order to keep the fish happy and healthy. Do this at the same time as you change the water; every 2 – 3 weeks. You will need: the bucket of tank water from the water change cloth Turn all the electrics to the tank off and remove the lid. READ MORE
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May 30
BY Angela Slater
Wildlife pond with tiered vegetation
A wildlife pond is attractive and an essential part of the garden ecosystem Over 70% of our ponds in the countryside have been lost in the last century, so creating one in the garden is important for the survival of our insect and amphibian populations. A pond is an essential part of a wildlife garden. It must look in keeping with the rest of the area so some thought must be given to the... READ MORE
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Apr 25
BY Julie Parker
Koi Pond
There is still time to spruce up your pond for the summer season. Follow our simple 6 point guide to get the most from your garden pond this summer. 1. Cleaning Check the bottom of the pond and waterfalls for leaves and other large debris then carefully remove using a net. If there is other organic matter or silt on the bottom this can be removed easily by using a Pondi Pond Vacuum which makes... READ MORE
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Feb 10
BY Julie Parker
Owl from Wise Owl World
In a poor economic climate animals are often the first to suffer as the cost of keeping them becomes inhibitive & donations to charities decrease. At Hayes Garden World we have supported Wise Owl World who have visited the garden centre in the past with their owls. READ MORE
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