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Slug Killer

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Biosorb
« on: August 30, 2008, 03:11:32 PM »
Hi, does anyone know a UK supplier of the Seramis TYPE product called BIOSORB. I've been searching but not had much luck.

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 04:02:30 PM »
Putting "uk Biosorb" into Google got you this

http://www.aitkens.co.uk/detail.php?siteid=231

Hope it helps. ;)

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 04:35:40 PM »
Thanks Brian.

I've sent them an e-mail but looking in to their details, they part own Avoncrop which I was surprised did not sell the stuff.

David

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 05:33:09 PM »
We'll keep out fingers crossed David ;)
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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 06:01:19 PM »
Dave,
         Have you tried Ultrasorb it sounds about the same a heat expanded mineral.
I get mine from Garden Direct it is 14.50 for 25ltrs or if you live near a golf course and talk to the green keeper it is a lot cheaper they use it on the greens. the Email is gardendirect@chempack .co.uk

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2008, 06:32:35 PM »
Derek, you've hit the nail on the head as far as what I'm thinking. Golf courses and other sports oriented places as well as large emergency type services (for absorbing chemical spills) buy this stuff in huge quantities and must pay a fraction of the price us gardeners are forced to lay out. I believe Ultrasorb and Biosorb are basically the same thing.

Right, who plays golf? Please bring a trailer and a rake! ;)

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 07:59:02 AM »
If you haven't read them already, see the extensive information about Biosorb/cat litter/ultrasorb in my Wisley logs numbers 18 and 19

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 12:17:35 PM »
If you haven't read them already, see the extensive information about Biosorb/cat litter/ultrasorb in my Wisley logs numbers 18 and 19

The information in the Wisley logs is interesting. There are lots of references to cat litter on the web, including elsewhere in this forum, but this is the most information I've seen. Well done.
David Pilling at the seaside in North West England.

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 03:03:32 PM »
One thing I have noticed with the Tesco (Moler Clay) cat litter is that you get a mixture of granule size from very small (1-3mm)to the 3-6mm. Sophisticat Pink cat litter seems to be all 3-6mm but a bit more expensive. This could have been just a coincidence or the Tesco stuff is whatever is available before the granules get sorted and hence its cheaper.

I have also found the Seramis water indicators work well in Moler clay.

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Re: Biosorb
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 05:39:26 PM »
Me again. Going back to the Wisley log 18 and 19, one thing Paul did not mention was delivery charges. As most of us live near a Tesco or go past one, we save even more money than having to buy online and pay 8.00 upwards for delivery. If you added the delivery charges and then worked out how much per litre, your saving even more. ;)

 


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