niknik wrote:cant see why it would be illegal......., amybe isnt " approved" but that really refers to anytghing thats to be made for sale!
I think you are right, although I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
I understood that individual people can more or less do what they like as long as they don't use poisons or pollute. I think it's more a case that EU companies can't sell products containing banned substances and professional gardeners can't recommend using them.
It's the same (or at least, used to be) with the dreaded Health & Safety. If you're employed you must wear all the protective gear but if you're self employed or an individual you can use your own initiative as to what's necessary.
But I'm probably wrong ... see disclaimer below.