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Posted: 27/08/2016 at 12:59

Well, GD if the scientifically blessed one doesn't know, what hope is there for the rest of us. 

Blackfly and Wasps

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 17:01

Don't get rid of either, the wasps eat the blackflies.

Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 09:41

I don't think we import blood from those affected countries, again, it is not in the Uk.

the message is, if your travelling abroad, be careful if you are in the very early stages of pregnancy or intend to get pregnant, and it you intend to sleep with a stranger whilst on holiday, use a condom.

they are working very hard to get this under control, spraying from trucks and planes vast quantities of insecticides along the roads!   They call it Fogging. Not sure what's worse.

Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:45

Forum friends.. Please I don't wish to cause any kind of mayhem but.  Worldwide transpotation of plants ,fruits and veg have hit the news.  Worldwide strange things are taking place.  Universally global warming perhaps tops the bill.  Sadly so many poo poo such an event.  So be it .  If I might solicite my friend punkdoc. 

The zika virus has hit the headlines.  Briefly quoting from what comes across my desk daily.  From WHO.  The world Health Oganisation.  A blood donor was suddeny infected.  Thankfully, he/she contacted the medical authorities.  Test were carried out and it was found that the Zika virus coudld also be spread via blood transfusions.  So folks if you think you might be at risk.  Contact your GP>

Last edited: 23 August 2016 23:45:10

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 Then Don't cause mayhem! 

Aedes type mosquitoes are found in the UK but not Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus. Aedes mosquitoes are not the type of mosquito that have caused problems.

Neither the Zika virus, nor its principal mosquito vectors, are currently found in the UK.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and other mosquito species that may be capable of transmitting Zika virus, are not found in the UK. 

I.D. Please

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:07

Looks like it's in a bigger pot, big pot, big plant.

Pond slimy stuff

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 10:32

Buy a bag from Tesco or Morrisons.

Help identifying fuchsia

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 10:31

Big one looks like Bella Rosella, small one could be any , there's so many like that.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 18:04



Camelia and Holly tree down in the summer pic.

What is this ??

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:27


Ferric phosphate slug pellets

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:15

The bottom line sums it up.

Be extremely careful to keep children and pets out of the containers. Use only sparingly as directed, don't put big bands or piles anywhere, and clean up spills. Do not allow children or pets to play unsupervised in treated areas, and watch for neighbor's dogs or kids when the product is down. There is nothing wrong with these products - they work very well as a slug and snail bait. The problem is the deceptive advertising that hides the true nature of these products, and disarms the caution users should have with a dangerous poison.
    It is ultimately our responsibility to keep kids, pets, and wildlife safe from poisoning when we use or store poisons. Both metaldehyde and iron phosphate baits are pretty safe if used properly, but they are both dangerous poisons if consumed in enough quantity. Remember too that the iron phosphate baits as far as I know do not contain Bitrex so they are much easier to eat in large quantities, and that iron builds up in the system so eating smaller amounts over time will increase the amount of poison until symptoms appear.

I use them, very sparingly, I don't use the container as an applicator but tip them into my hand and apply 3 or 4 around a plant. I have seen people with 'blue'  soil! ,  apply just a couple, it will kill the slugs but using this amount I don't think they will harm any life.  Whoever would allow a child or an animal to consume large quantities.

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