Gordon Rigg Garden centres are pleased to announce that from now on we have introduced paypal as a payment method for our online customers, as most people recognize paypal as a safe way to pay we feel that it was a good choice and makes your shopping experience a little easier.
Gordon Rigg Garden Centre is pleased to announce an upcoming vacancy in our growing internet and e-bay sales department. The chosen applicant will be assisting in the day-to-day running of the website,promoting products,advertising upcoming events and uploading from events. They must have extensive knowledge of dealing with stock, sales and customer care and be able to work well both in a team and individually. There will also be some social networking required as well as general upkeep of the website so knowledge of usual software packages and product management is essential. For further enquiries, or to apply, please call in to one of our branches with your cv or, e-mail your cv with covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
After a long hard winter, the weather has finally started to warm up and life is slowly returning to our garden ponds. Unfortunately, up in the hills and high grounds it’s warming up a bit slower than for the rest of us. Whilst we all want to get things moving again, the cold weather does mean that we still need to be careful when transporting pond fish. The best way to decide if your pond is ready for some new fish is to use a pond thermometer. When the water temperature is regularly above 10 degrees c or 50 Fahrenheit it’s usually ok to introduce new fish such as goldfish and koi.
When it comes to feeding your pond fish, you need to once again keep an eye on the water temperature. Below 4 degrees c, your fish’s metabolism has slowed almost to the point of stopping, a kind of hibernation if you will and the fish cannot digest food. Don’t worry about this as they do not require food in whilst in this state. Between 4 and 10m degrees c your fish will only be able to digest wheat germ products, so it’s a good idea to have some handy for when they start to become active and searching for food. Above 10 degrees c and a light pond mix of food is best, followed by a heavy food for the hot summer months.
At Gordon Rigg Garden centres we have a range of pond foods suitable for your garden pond fish. We have the Tetra Pond range of foods in sizes ranging from small tubs to 25kg sacks. We also sell our own budget range which is a huge hit with our customers, we also stock a large range of pond fish. If your lucky enough to be getting away for a week or two we also sell holiday food blocks to help tide your fish over until you get back. Although most ponds will support well fed fish for several days without needing to worry about feeding.
Spring time is also a a good time to ensure that your filter and pump are functioning properly. After a year of faithful service its time to repay the compliment and give your pump and filter unit a good overhaul.
- Filter sponges should be cleaned/renewed
- UV light tubes should be replaced
- Pipework and connectors should be checked for frost damage
- The pumps impellor should be cleaned and checked
Pond Plants are a popular addition to most garden ponds. A wide range of marginal and lilies are now in stock and always add to your ponds biodiversity.
We also stock a wide range of pumps ,filters ,filter media ,aquatic compost ,treatments and medications.
For more information and friendly advice, come and visit us at our Walsden or Rochdale branch.
Its that time of year to get your fruit trees, we have a huge selection in store now and here are some tips on planting them.
Very well done to both of our winners of the grow your own sunflower competition who coincidentally are both named Charlie.
The daily Telegraph has compiled test data and released there best buy’s from a range of quality garden shears, we stock the winner and at £5.00 cheaper than stated in the test results this makes it a real winner..http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/5650315/Tried-and-tested-best-hedge-shears.html
“Ever wondered what sort of blooms you could find in a celebrity home? Well come and look as Carl Wilde (as featured on ITV’s This Morning) presents a floral demonstration. 10th April at 11.30am – 3 course luncheon at The Bella Vista in Rochdale. Tickets £25. All funds raised for the NSPCC.”…………… unfortunatly all places have been sold out but Gordon Rigg Garden centres are proud to sponsor this event and our floristry team are busy preparing the floral cupcake centerpieces.