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Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:23
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Well it should rain now, I've just spent 2hours watering. Everything damp and watering cans filled. I'm off to work tomorrow so early night for me.

Fear not I gave everything in the garden a liberal soaking - left a few in buckets overnight for a really drenching so it's guaranteed t rain now.

MrsGarden wrote (see)
im expecting a delivery by Friday, not plants, not a vase, just a couple of crates of wine
Reminds me - has anyone had the GW la enders delivered yet?



(He's gone to bed Mrs.G - full of hayfever and snotty, not even slightly romantic! )


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:23
Panda, Dove - I thought not. Trouble is my hearing is so good my brain can't cope with it all!

No rain here yet - shall I coax it over this way with a watering can?

Mrs. Gardener expect a panicky pm very sooon!!!!!


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:37
Would any one else assume that when giving a person a hearing test they'd use a room where you couldn't get distracted by:
- computer fans running
- a light that clicks on and off
- where you can hear a screaming child next door making it hard for us to talk much less me to see if I can hear the delicate beeps and buzzes!


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:07

(The website Bayer does recommend its kept away from children which may answer your original question and only suggests a maximum dose of 6 applications a year which unfortunately does nothing to telling you how long it lasts - presumably at least two months if you were to apply throughout the year?)


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:05

This might be of use to you (safety data sheet).

Unfortunately I'm struggling to find any documents that tell you how long it remains active once it hits the soil.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:02

Bitrex is a product designed (from what I can gather) to make goods very bitter to prevent children from swallowing them.

An 3% mix of metaldehyde makes it a stronger brand of slug pellet (designed to be scattered over a vaster area more thinly than the normal product) which unfortunately can cause you problems (I can't tell you how many your children would have to eat to cause problems but they would be classed as harmful if swallowed / inhaled / exposed to skin*).


*convulsions, nausea, sweating, dizziness.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 15:34

Thank you!! I'll let you know as soon as they arrive.

Hopefully I'll have something I can one day send over to you in return

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 15:09

Depends whose opinion of "nice" you're using Gingagibbs. I'm sure if my mother brought me a new wardrobe I'd end up looking like a 80 year old grandmother who prefers to ensure any hint of  "figure" under the clothes is concealed by.. more clothes, rather than a 29 year old!

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:29

How old is the plant?

How long as it been in its current location? (Can you remember when you planted it there?)


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:28

Sounds good Bekkie!

Is it the weekend yet? (Thursday would do for a push).

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