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09/07/2012 at 08:33

Can anyone tell me will jeyes fluid kill plants? I want to scrub my slabbed patio area now and again, as we have dogs, but the problem is I have encouraged thymes and other plants to self seed around the area I wouldnt like to kill them off or can you suggest something else thanks

09/07/2012 at 09:26

Hi, weejenny...Jeyes will kill those plants unless diluted to a very weak solution. I would stick to using soap & water. Maybe a combination of washing-up liquid (with a few drops of disinfectant added) together with an hosepipe or pressure washer.

09/07/2012 at 09:30

Yes, JF will definitely kill plants.

09/07/2012 at 11:04

Pressure washer good idea, but not between the cracks where you have the thyme etc., is this really the best place for your dogs to be I wonder?  Maybe an area further in the garden would be a better place for them to have a play and explore area? Mind, that very much depends upon the size of your garden.  Anyway, it is yours not mine so of course you do as you wish.  You can use orgainic cleansers for your patio without harming your plants, quite alot of choices on line. 

09/07/2012 at 12:25

Hi, I work with Jeyes and suggest having a look at www.jeyesfluid.com

10/07/2012 at 16:22

Unfortunately too small a garden to stop dogs getting to that area. A pressure wsher would lift plants in the cracks of paving. I will maybe look into something organic. I looked at the jeyes fluid site it doesnt actually say but an interesting site, a tried and trusted product. Thanks everyone

12/11/2012 at 18:31

I know that strong solution of jays  in small amounts across my garden wall stops the cats and where dogs are marking. my dad used to dip cabbage plants into a solution of water and jays to stop root fly , but would it do any good to spray a mild solution  on the garden to get rid of eggs and insects in the soil

13/11/2012 at 06:47
siskin42 wrote (see)

I know that strong solution of jays  in small amounts across my garden wall stops the cats and where dogs are marking. my dad used to dip cabbage plants into a solution of water and jays to stop root fly , but would it do any good to spray a mild solution  on the garden to get rid of eggs and insects in the soil

 That sounds like a good idea - indiscriminate killing off of all insect and invertebrate life in the garden soil - why has no one ever thought of that before? 

12/04/2013 at 16:24

I use a weakish solution to deter moles from playing havoc in my garden. we used it years ago on brussels sprouts roots and as a spray over foliage to keep off cabbage white butterflies. I remember that these sprouts grew very large and one plant at least reached about 4 feet high.

The company produced a leaflet about how to use Jeyes and I wish I still had it

12/04/2013 at 17:14

You can get patio cleaners that are not harmful to plants - Clearway is safe, Algon is safe if contact level is low. I guess they won't be as effective as Jeyes, but should do the job. Try googling 'organic patio cleaner'. 

31/08/2013 at 14:26

My next door neighbour watered a rough patch of his garden were his dog urinates,This patch is by the side of our fence seperating our Gardens ,now most of my Rose Bushes have Died,will I ever be able to plant anything here again,

 

31/08/2013 at 14:52

If he's done it  once, chances are he'll do it again. I'd go out and buy yourself some handsome pots and troughs.

31/08/2013 at 16:18
i sprayed a plant early this year by mistake sorting visiting cat problems, the plant aint there no more but neither are the cats
16/06/2015 at 16:08

I have a mould problem in the house is kinda kept at bay in the bathroom but food does spoil easily in the kitchen and I lots all of my 10 year old orchids when we moved in and the sun flower we just got has mould in the soil someone suggested putting jeyes solution to clean the soil but looks like from reading here is shouldn't be done! Any ideas? 

Edd
16/06/2015 at 17:01

Mould and fungus in the soil is normal it helps break down the nutrients so the plants can use them.

16/06/2015 at 17:09

And different moulds are caused by different things - the mould in your house is totally different to the many many moulds in your garden.

16/06/2015 at 17:21

My god ,amazing that they have been going since the 1800s.....my old dad used to call it jasus fluid.....as any self respecting Irishman would say......."dat'll fix anytin" he would say.....no matter what the problem.......the jasus fluid came out

26/06/2015 at 16:09

Can you spray a solution of Jeyes fluid on runner beans when they have blackfly on the stems?

26/06/2015 at 16:22

No! Hose them off Piphop or wipe them off with your hands. 

I really wouldn't want to eat them if they'd had Jeyes fluid on them. It's serious stuff 

Great for cleaning your bins and drains though  

ib2
11/08/2015 at 15:29

There was a tree in my neighbour's garden.  It's roots are there all over theirs as well as my garden.  Roots keep on coming up to the surface and grow upwards in over 100 places.  We had the roots dug out about 5/6 years ago.  This slowed down the growth.  In March of this year the tree was taken down and stump was taken out.  However this has led to the influx of roots growth in both the gardens.  We are taking the roots out again.  We find lots of thick roots which we want to kill.  Can any one tell us the liquid or powder which we can apply to the thick roots so that roots can be killed for ever.  Also please tell me if it will harm the grass if it is laid back over the roots.

 

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