Dwarf Gourami - Small Fish, Big Impact

  • Published on: 19 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

Native to India and Pakistan, these colourful community fish have now been widely distributed outside their usual waters and, although usually living up to four years, they can live longer with the proper care and good varied diet. 

Planted Tanks and Hiding Places

You will usually find these beautiful fish in slow moving water so, if you pick them as new tank mates, be sure that there isn’t too strong a current. The Gourami is happiest when in a well planted tank with lots of small caves and other hiding spots.

How To Make The Most Of Summer Bulbs

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

Summer bulbs are very versatile, colourful and flamboyant additions to the border, great for filling space or planting in containers. There is quite a choice and David Hall says you can achieve magnificent colour all summer long.

Oriental Lilies are very dramatic and combine marvellous colour with a superb fragrance. Ideal for cut flowers, there's a large range of different sizes and colours to choose from including the pollen free 'China Girl'.

How To Feed Your Garden

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

A large range of nutrients are necessary for your garden to grow, here we outline their importance and the options that are available.

It is important to understand what nutrients are needed for each stage of plant growth.

Essential Soil Nutrients

The three most important elements required in the greatest quantities are:

Nitrogen - for leaf and shoot growth. This can easily be leeched out of the soil but, if there is too much present, the plant will develop too quickly leading to soft growth.