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Old 25-06-2022, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default What are your thoughts on neem oil?

This thread is probably too intelligent for TiBB, but I'll ask anyway

So my plants have been giving me gip

Little bugs the bastards.

So I went on t'interweb and googled. Neem oil is suppose to be a good pesticide. You make a bottle using a tea spoon of neem oil, a squirt of the slippery stuff and the rest water in a 1 litre bottle. I have dosed my plants liberally with this concoction and it seems to work then the bastards come back.

Also, as the neem oil smells of garlic I can't get the smell off my hands, it takes repeated washing and even then it still lingers...

So have you used neem oil before and what are your thoughts?
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Old 25-06-2022, 04:24 PM   #2
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You've got garlic wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger?
Do have to, do you have to, do you have to let it Linger?
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Neem has a sideline in pesticides now?
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Queen of the Garden Centre.
I mean I know she grows "special" plants in her loft
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Can you not just use tea-tree/jojoba essential oil?
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Old 25-06-2022, 05:42 PM   #8
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If the neem oil isn't working, you could try cherie oil as as an alternative
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salt spray is easy and effective
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Old 25-06-2022, 06:08 PM   #10
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Old 25-06-2022, 06:18 PM   #11
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Can you not just use tea-tree/jojoba essential oil?
Yeah those are very good
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You should get some for the grill.
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You should get some for the grill.

Ö.Iíve lost you there
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The neem oil, you need some neem sprinkled over your rusty grill to smooth it all over.
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The neem oil, you need some neem sprinkled over your rusty grill to smooth it all over.


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Right I might have to look into that, thanks

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Yeah I've seen that before might have to buy some. I have given them a good spray of neem and will check them tomorrow
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Can you not just use tea-tree/jojoba essential oil?
I haven't looked into this method, but I may have to
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Old 25-06-2022, 07:38 PM   #20
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Just buy a bug spray


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I haven't looked into this method, but I may have to
Tee tree & JoJo are really nourishing, I know they help on human hair & skin. But I think it's just as beneficial on plants. It's like Aloe Vera oil that's another good one.
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Blueberry lube is a good alternative
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I haven't looked into this method, but I may have to
Yeah, donít just take it from a neurotic Brian Griffin-esque crank. Do your own research, innit.
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Tee tree & JoJo are really nourishing, I know they help on human hair & skin. But I think it's just as beneficial on plants. It's like Aloe Vera oil that's another good one.
That and the fact that theyíre natural and time-tested insect (and rodent) repellents that donít smell funny.
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If he patterns himself a good bottle of tea-tree/Jo-Jo (as GoldHeart put it) heíll not only have an bug repellent but something to help him deep-clean his house, moisturise his hair and skin and keep summer mice at bay. And only a fiver from Boots it is.
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