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ColinAColinA Posts: 392



Does anybody know what ratio ie. ml to Ltrs of water of Jeyes fluid is required to wash down an apple tree as we can no longer obtain tar oil


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,588

    I wouldn't put Jeyes fluid on a living plant.

    Both Vitax, and Sowing success, make a  Winter Tree Wash.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,300

    And have the advantage of being organic as they are both made from plant material.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657
    Hi Collin ,im sorry i cant help you but seeing as im very soon planting 4 apple trees what is this wash down for , perhaps i should know about it , cheers Alan4711
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,922

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    I was looking at a wash yesterday in a GC. Never having used one before I wondered whether to use it or not, so read the label. It said use between october and December. Do you think I'm too late?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,588

    I've never used a winter wash. I don't spray my fruit trees. I use plum moth and codling moth traps, and the blue tits take care of the rest.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,300

    I use the Winter wash as well as the pheromone traps. And I do each tree twice. Once in December as advised on the package and then again in March.

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