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Armillatox substitute for cleaning patio/decking?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 18:20
philippa smith2 says:

I guess if you use any toxic material, you just need to be aware of the possible run off into the rest of  your garden ?


Yes, thank you.


I have just about enough Armillatox for one treatment. Armillatox no longer makes the product but they tell me to be sparing with it - just wet the slabs, enough to soak into the lichen blobs etc. So a watering can is too uncontrolled for my taste, I'll use a Hozelock pump-up sprayer that can be quite precisely adjusted.


Mike


Armillatox substitute for cleaning patio/decking?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 18:15
fritterer says:

Algon is supposed to be effective:


http://algonorganics.co.uk


Thanks very much, I'll look it up.


Mike



 

Armillatox substitute for cleaning patio/decking?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 15:11

My patio and decking have a build-up of algae, moss and lichen ( little white circles ).


I used to use a 1:100 dilution of Armillatox, spray it on and leave it.


Armillatox is no longer manufactured.


Someone suggested Jeyes Fluid.


Can anyone recommend an Armillatox substitute that cleans patios/decking of algae, moss and lichen, please?


Mike

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:27

I doubt it's Leafcutter Bees, mine don't emerge till June, and they need delicate leaves like rose leaves for wrapping up their eggs together with food.

Better rose or whatever for our rose arch???

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:22

Dovefromabove - thanks, interesting video.

Mike

Better rose or whatever for our rose arch???

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:19

Mike Allen, thanks. I'll show this to my wife who is nominally in charge of roses.

Mike

Better rose or whatever for our rose arch???

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:17

Obelixx, thanks.  We obviously need to work on this.

Mike

Better rose or whatever for our rose arch???

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 11:10

Our rose arch (see photo) is 7 feet high and 3' 6" wide.  The rose on it is much too heavy and "woody", with thick trunks and branches, and it is pulling the arch apart. It is also a pain to prune.

We want to uproot it and replace it with a more delicate-looking, thin-stemmed climbing plant, maybe a rose, maybe not, which will either climb round the arch on its own, or will be light, flexible and easy to train round the arch.

-  Flowers preferably yellow, orange or mauve, not red.

-  Long flowering season.

-  Thornless if possible.

Can anyone suggest something, please?


 

How to keep ants off the bird table

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 23:33

I tried wrapping 2" brown packaging tape round the stem, sticky side out.  An ant managed to cross it, just.  Then another.

Then I wrapped 2" duct tape (Duck Tape?) round the stem, sticky side out.

Ants tapped it with one foot and turned back.  I've only seen one ant (there's always a nutter, isn't there?) succeed in crossing it.  Most of them have given up.

I guess it'll lose its "stick" in a few days, and I'll have to replace it.  Do they still sell "fly paper"?  I'll look it up.

Mike

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 23:25

Thanks Roy - worth watching out for!

Mike

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