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    Joybel
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    Dissolve 25grm borax in a little hot water and make up to 600mls adding cold water. It will kill greenfly on roses and other plants.When applied to the stems of fruit and other trees, it destroys all insects in and about the bark. and clears blight on apple trees. Brush the solution in this case or a spray will probably do the job.The powder may also be sprinkled on places where infested with insects, black beetles, etc. This is from an old book I have called Enquire Within Upon Everything. Whether Borax is still procurable or not I do not know. It has antiseptic and cleansing properties as well as being a preservative. Possibly has been ousted by chemical manufacturers. This is a very interesting book. Any feedback will be greeted with interest.

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    Hi Joybel,
    I came up with your post as I am desperately searching the internet for somewhere to buy borax ( decohydrate ) to use in household cleaning. No luck so far! The one place I have found that sells it only sells by the ton and that is a little too much for me! Actually, pharmacies do sell it but at $11.99 for 100g that is too expensive. If anyone can help I would be extreemly grateful.

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    Gidday

    I remember my mother getting rid of ants from the house by mixing a little borax with sugar in a saucer placed anywhere she saw ants. It appeared that the ants took the sugar away back to their nests and it killed out the entire colony.

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    Hi there lovin’life,
    You can purchase Borax on Trademe. Just type in Borax. It is $12.95 for 400 grams.

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    Hello ,This is probably a late reaction on questions asked a year ago, but hey, maybe it will help someone.
    I bought Borax in Binn Inn yesterday. Scoop as much as you like, I believe 4.50 a kg. I am looking forward using it in the garden.

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    Hi all
    my closest Bin Inn is Masterton but I found a firm here in Petone,Lower Hutt who sell borax for $6.50 kg. Much cheaper than Trade-me but more pricey than Binn Inn.
    They are Cloro-o-gene supplies Ltd. 31 Waione Rd Petone ( east along the esplanade) Ph 04 568 5530.I use borax to make laundry powder.Will also use as a garden spray.Thanks

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    Gidday

    A very little in the garden iffin you get clubroot in your brassicas.

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    The best way for getting rid of ants from the house by mixing a little borax, it has been experiment formula
    glasshouse

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    Kerrio, borax used to be used as a cleaning agent in some laundry powders, the one that springs to mind is ‘Bio Luvil’ however it is no longer available. Would you care to share your washing powder reciepe?
    😳 :shock::shock::shock::shock::oops:
    Why do I always find the interesting posts long after they are made!…hehe:P

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    Wendyl Nissan has a laundry powder recipe. Try her website or better still subscribe to her e letter. Her website is http://www.wendylsgreengoddess.co.nz

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