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Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:51
kathleen salter wrote (see)

I've tryed everything but the only thing that seems to work but not 100% is Jeyes Fluid

the Discinfectant, or washing up liquid plus water spray it keeps it down but  doesn't


I imported this from a thread about black spot.

Gardeners World

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:45


We had a similar discussion last year when - once again - GW was cancelled for sport, for a month then due to the Olympics. It is absolute nonsense to say that they can't film both unless the same cameramen, sound men/women and producers are required for the sport. So maybe chicky's suggestion is not so far from the mark!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:38

Show off!

spam issues

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:37

I was miserable too, Dove. I was shamed and humiliated at grammar school, not sure why, but whatever the reason I found the atmosphere bullying. I wasn't a well-brought up middle class child, I guess. I assumed it was my fault, miserably stuck it out (with minimal academic effort) and managed to get to uni. Then I went back to teach in the same school. Glutton for punishment, that's me. When I crossed the threshhold into the sacred inner sanctum of the staff room, I was overawed. Senior teachers sat by the fire, mid-range teachers sat at the table and compete nobodies sat under the window. Guess where I sat!


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:24

How tall is the fence, Sarah? Do you have a means of supporting climbers e'g' trellis, wire, netting? Or do you want self-clinging climbers?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:04

Quite a nice day here, in the end, though the breeze was quite cold. We decided not to have a large party to celebrate OH's 70th but instead to have a holiday and I spent most of the afternoon booking and organising it. Wonderful - sunshine and warmth in January! All gardening plans were abandoned. Tomorrow is another day...

MOB rants

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:00

Tragic what people put others through. Life is hard for everyone at times and very hard for some. However, the other side is that loving families and good relationships are the greatest things on earth. There's a lot to be thankful for if one has those things in one's life. Please don't get too low and disillusioned.

Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:50

Found another web page.

This has safety instructions. It says it is toxic  to aquatic organisms but mentions nothing else, perhaps because it is not sold for anything but cleaning purposes.

I've read that one teaspoon per gallon is about right and in 2005 the Telegraph recommended it for black spot, sprayed on leaves. I got this from internet research, too, from the RHS forum 2005. It is harmful to animals if ingested. This suggests it would kill vine weevil grubs and harm anything that ate them.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:29

I'm happy because today we booked a holiday in Tenerife for next January to celebrate OH's 70th birthday. A week of sunshine in January! Right now, I'd prefer to b e here in the UK, with everything springing up in the garden and the hope of summer ahead. Lovely!



Posted: 04/05/2013 at 10:17

Morning Tina! Like KEF, I can't resist having a look on the forum every now and again. You and i are actually on at the same time today. Must go and get dressed now- have been wasting time trying to sort out a problem with a firm that sent me a credit agreement for something that, apparently, I ordered from them. I did get it and wondered where it came from! May rant about it later!


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