I remember my grandad had a beautiful garden, and always seemed to be using
"Jeyes Fluid". At least once a year EVERYTHING got done (soil as well). How
much should I dilute it to be safe but still effective!
The proper dilution rate is on the package. One Web source suggested
1 ml of Jeyes per 1 Liter of water.
Jeyes is potent stuff and can cause damage if misused. It is
essentially tar derivatives diluted in neutral oil and is a strong
J. Del Col
This is a little OT but Jeyes fluid figures in the most recent PD James
novel, The Murder Room. One of the characters is out in the potting shed
disenfecting pots and Dalgliesh, the detective is sent into a reverie from
the smell about how he helped the family gardener disinfect pots when he was
a boy. Must be strong stuff. I use a 10 percent bleach solution myself.
Indeed. Jeyes Ltd. first formulated its product in 1877 out of
creosote, phenols, rosin and caustic soda. I don't think the formula
has changed since. Jeyes Fluid is one of the many products derived
from the vast quantities of coal tar left over from the production of
It seems EU labeling rules have caused some problems for Jeyes lately.
J. Del Col
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