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Featured Product – SeaFeed Xtra

22 July 2017 11:00
What Is SeaFeed Xtra? This weeks featured product is SeaFeed Xtra. SeaFeed Xtra is not your average seaweed fertiliser. Whilst it may appear to be at first glance, it contains almost double the amount of solid seaweed than its closest competition. We have also added extra micronutrients, extra Urea, extra Iron & extra Amino Acids […]

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Why Is Your Pond Losing Water

05 July 2017 01:03
Why Is My Water Level Dropping? We can probably rule out the baby emptying your pond! But lets have a look at some of the common causes of water loss. Pond water levels dropping is a common problem that many pond owners come across and at first can seem quite worrying. Naturally, everybody’s first thoughts […]

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Featured Products – Feed & Fortify and Feed & Protect

30 June 2017 02:00
What Are Feed & Protect & Feed & Fortify? This weeks featured products are Feed & Protect and Feed & Fortify. Feed & Protect and Feed & Fortify are both dual function slug and snail repellents that feed plants whilst deterring pests. They are both 100% safe for all wildlife, pets and humans and can’t […]

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Featured Product – Pond Equaliser

13 June 2017 10:30
What Is Pond Equaliser? This weeks featured product is Pond Equaliser. Pond Equaliser instantly stabilises key water parameters in ponds and aquariums such as pH, KH, GH and ammonia. It is crucial that these parameters are balanced as they determine the biological balance in a pond. Balanced and stable water parameters provide both fish and […]

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How To Get Rid Of Blanket Weed

05 June 2017 11:30
What Is Blanket Weed? If you have not yet come across this nuisance, congratulations! Blanket weed or long string algae is one of the most well-known (and hated) pond weeds in the UK. It is a long thin alga that has no leaves, stems or roots and forms large, dense pillows of green weed that […]

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Should I Keep Aquatic Plants?

03 May 2017 03:30
There is a split between pond owners as to whether to have plants or not. Aquatic plants can be a great aesthetic addition to your pond, as well as providing several health benefits to the water and fish. They offer shade, compete with algae, remove harmful nitrogen and give back useful oxygen into the pond. […]

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Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser Benefits

27 April 2017 12:47
History Of Seaweed Fertiliser Seaweed has been used for centuries, mainly in coastal areas, as a natural way to improve the condition and fertility of soil. As well as containing several useful plant nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium, phosphate and magnesium, seaweed also contains several trace nutrients that are essential to improving a plants health. […]

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What Is Pond Sludge?

13 April 2017 01:00
Ponds have sludge, that’s a fact! No matter how often you clean the pond, there will always be a layer of organic matter sat at the bottom. What Is Pond Sludge? Pond sludge is made up of the organic materials that are found in and around your pond. Ranging from fish food, faeces and plant […]

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Spring Jobs For Your Pond

20 March 2017 10:30
It’s March 20th and spring is officially here so it’s time to start working on your pond, clearing up after the winter and preparing for the rest of the year. Most of the UK had a mild winter and despite the Met Office’s warning of Thundersnow back in January, we haven’t had much snow or […]

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How To Protect Your Waxy Hostas From Slugs & Snails

10 March 2017 04:33
Over the last few year Hostas have become one of the best-selling plants out there. They’re popular because they’re easy to grow, low maintenance and they will out-live a lot of the other plants in your garden. They do have one natural-born enemy though… slugs and snails. There are few things tastier to a gastropod […]

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What Are The Ideal Water Parameters For Ponds?

20 February 2017 10:30
They are often overlooked, but having the correct water parameters is one of the most important factors to a successful, healthy pond. Providing your parameters are correct, your fish will be healthy, aerobic bacteria will be able to thrive and do its job properly and any pond plants that you may have will be able […]

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Common Fish Diseases

01 February 2017 10:01
In our last blog, we spoke about some of the reasons fish jump out of water. One of the issues is due to diseases, which can cause the fish to jump out of the water to escape the pain. Below we have listed some of the most common fish diseases along with their symptoms and […]

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Why Do Your Fish Jump Out Of The Water?

01 February 2017 10:00
Why do my fish jump? Fish jumping out of water is not very common but when somebody sees it, it can initially look quite impressive. Fish can just be jumping out of the water for fun or to escape a mate but there could also be more concerning reasons. There are many reasons and theories […]

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How To Prepare Your Garden For Spring

11 January 2017 02:57
To save you wondering what to do in your garden this winter, we’ve compiled some advice that will help you get your garden ready for spring. Gardening isn’t just for the summer time; there’s a lot you can be doing while the nights are short and the air is cold.   Create a space for […]

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How To Keep Your Bed & Mattress Smelling Fresh

19 December 2016 12:23
As a general rule, most advice says you should change your sheets once a week or once every two weeks. However, when you’re leading a busy life – maybe you’re working 80 hours a week or even worse have young children! – it can be difficult to find time. This is why we’ve developed a […]

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Why do septic tanks struggle in winter?

07 December 2016 01:22
  Septic tanks are a great alternative to mains plumbing, but they sometimes need a little helping hand to stay in the best working order. This is particularly true over the cold winter months. To understand why winter is tough on septic tanks and cesspits we need to delve into how they work. Really useful […]

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How To Protect Your Plants From The Cold – Gardening Tips

01 December 2016 02:32
Today is the first day of meteorological winter, which is the perfect excuse to tell you about Early Starter – our plant treatment that protects plants against the cold. In England, where Bio8 is based, the weather can be unpredictable. This is because we’re on an island and the weather is affected by the sea […]

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Why Do Ponds Go Green In The Spring?

28 October 2016 11:12
Ponds turn green in early spring. That’s pretty much gospel among pond keepers; it’s just the way things are. Why does it happen? Basically, there are two types of bacteria in a pond – aerobic (good) and anaerobic (bad).  These two types of bacteria are in a constant battle to digest the organic debris that […]

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How To Prepare Your Pond For Winter

10 October 2016 01:11
When should I stop feeding my fish? When the pond water temperature drops below 13°C for over 10 days you can stop feeding the fish. Change to a wheat-germ based food for a few weeks before this as it’s easier to digest and won’t get stuck in their stomach. Once you have stopped feeding the […]

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How To Extend The Life Of Your Hanging Baskets And Other Flowers

01 September 2016 01:14
September is a funny time for gardeners. A lot of your time will be spent preparing for next season; treating the garden, planting evergreens, trimming conifers. A lot of jobs that won’t let you reap the rewards for another 8-9 months. But don’t worry. The season isn’t quite over yet and we’ve got a product […]

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Testimonial From A Professional Grower

20 July 2016 03:42
Around 2 months ago we sent some product samples to  John Soulsby, professional grower and owner of a massive nursery dedicated to growing hanging baskets for the wholesale market. Here’s what he had to say about Envii Chill Out – “We have not had much of a summer so far this year, but about six weeks […]

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Protect Your Plants From The Heatwave

18 July 2016 02:41
We’re in the middle of a heatwave. Hot air is coming up from Africa causing temperature of over 30°C in some parts of the UK. For most people, this is a cause for celebration but for gardeners it means your plants are at risk. If the temperature outside is over 30°C, imagine what the temperature […]

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Early Starter Makes The Gardening Season Longer!

11 July 2016 09:52
Envii Early Starter Gardening isn’t just for when the sun is out. With more and more people growing their own vegetables and gardening for more than just a hobby, it’s important that they get the most out of the season. This is why we’ve developed a plant treatment that allows plants to grow in colder temperatures […]

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How To Bring Your Plants Back To Life

27 June 2016 02:23
Sometimes plants don’t work out quite the way you’d hoped. You’ve followed all the rules and kept a constant, watchful eye but for some reason it just won’t grow. Don’t blame yourself; there can be a hundred and one reasons why a plant won’t grow. This is why Envii have come up with a solution […]

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The New Way To Protect Your Plants From British Weather

15 June 2016 02:32
British weather is some of the most changeable in the world. While we don’t have a lot of ‘extreme’ weather, it’s nearly impossible to accurately predict, which can make life very difficult for gardeners. That’s why we have so many physical methods of protecting our plants. Plant blankets for cover in the winter and greenhouse […]

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Feed & Protect – BBC Radio 2’s Terry Walton Endorsement

13 June 2016 02:30
You might remember back in March, Terry Walton (BBC Radio 2’s Allotment/Gardening Expert) gave Early Starter a great endorsement. Well since then he’s been trying out some of our other amazing gardening probiotics. Here’s what he had to say about Feed & Protect, our two-in-one plant food and slug repellent.   ” I am well-known for […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Using Greenhouse Shading

07 June 2016 03:14
Greenhouse shading has been around as long as…well, greenhouses. Whether it’s emulsion paint, cloth or even those fancy roll-able wooden ones, the idea is the same. On a hot day, greenhouse temperatures can soar to well over 30°C and if we don’t keep plants cool by blocking out the sun, they’ll die. Right? It is […]

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5 Tips To Keep Your Greenhouse Plants Protected

03 June 2016 02:50
Treat with Envii Chill Out We’ll start with this one because we believe it’s the most important thing you can do to protect your plants. Envii Chill Out reprograms the plants natural reaction to wilt and abort leaves and flowers when it gets too hot and instead redirects the plant’s growth to its roots, allowing […]

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Customer Stories – Adrian Rodgers

26 May 2016 04:04
Here’s a great review we recieved about Pond Klear from Amazon Customer, Adrian Rodgers – “For as many years as I can recall our well stocked fish pond has turned green in spring and we haven’t seen a fish until almost autumn. We’ve tried plants (much to the delight of our grass carp), as many […]

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Customer Stories – Ian Stewart

24 May 2016 04:26
We recently sent some Envii Foundation to competition grower, Ian Stewart. Here’s what he had to say – “I remember as a young boy in the Sixties, watching my father tend the plants in the Colliery Manager’s greenhouse and I asked him, “What makes a good gardener?” He replied, “A plant is like a human, it […]

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Customer Stories – Wolfhound Mum

19 May 2016 02:57
“Wolfhound Mum” bought a bottle of Pond Klear on Amazon. Here’s what she wrote about her experience “After having problems with both my UV lights, the water in my pond had become really bad, not only green, but the debris suspended in the water made it impossible to see all but the largest fish (& […]

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How To Clean A Pond Without A Filter

04 May 2016 03:32
We’re constantly being asked –  Will Envii Pond Klear work on a pond without a filter? The short answer is that it does work on ponds without filters. Here’s the longer answer… The bacteria in Pond Klear eat the organic matter (i.e. twigs, bird poo, fish food etc) that decays causing algae and sludge. However, it […]

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“Sleepless Slugs” are invading British gardens

03 May 2016 03:14
Last week, BugLife Conservation Charity warned of an invasion of “sleepless slugs” this year. The organisation suggested that 2016 will see an increased number of slugs due to last year’s wet summer and the warmest winter on record. Slugs normally hibernate when temperatures drop and stay low. However, this year the temperatures never really dropped […]

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Pond Klear – 10 Day Test in Fish Pond

22 April 2016 01:45
Over the last two weeks or so, we’ve been testing Pond Klear in a real-life situation. A customer bought a bottle of Pond Klear Xtra and approached us for some advice and after hearing how green his pond was we saw a great opportunity to show what our product is capable of. This is the […]

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Protect against slugs with Feed & Protect

21 April 2016 03:06
Slugs and snails are coming! Although slugs are active all year round, your garden is most at risk for the next few months when the conditions are warm and damp and there is plenty of new growth for them to feed on. In our last blog post – 6 Tips For The Fight Against Slugs […]

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6 Tips For The Fight Against Slugs & Snails

19 April 2016 03:13
Slugs and snails are a problem in almost every garden. There are a million and one old wives tales that will supposedly stop the insatiable creatures but they rarely have any real effect. Here we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks that actually work and we’ll also tell you about a few of our own […]

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The perfect storm in your pond

15 April 2016 07:11
Last month we wrote an article for Koi Carp Magazine. Here it is –   This winter has been warm! The average temperature in December was a balmy 8°C and January wasn’t much colder. Plants are blooming months earlier than they should and insects don’t know whether to hibernate or pollinate.. It’s almost as though the difference […]

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How to protect plants against spring frost

01 April 2016 02:49
Spring is here. The clocks have gone forward, beer gardens are full and the most fruitful stretch of the gardening calendar is upon us. But the sunny days and cloudless nights have a downside… frost. Clouds act like a blanket for the sky at night when there is no direct sunlight; on a cloudless night this blanket is […]

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6 Tips For Starting A Vegetable Garden

23 March 2016 11:42
  Choose your ground This is really important. You need a spot with plenty of sunshine and preferably away from long grass or other plants – this means slugs and snails will have nowhere to hide if they attack your plot. Weed thoroughly If you can find a spot without any weeds in the first […]

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Why you should be using a compost accelerator

13 March 2016 03:39
  Garden waste composting is nature’s way of dealing with organic waste, if you do it in the right conditions with the right amount of brown and green waste, you should end up with rich-fertile compost.  This is a natural process and should just happen. Right?   Green waste does have indigenous bacteria which, given […]

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