Greenhouse Fumigator

Vitax Greenhouse Fumigator is an insecticide smoke to kill flying and crawling insects in greenhouses. It can be used against houseflies, cluster flies, fruit flies, mosquitoes, wasps, moths, ants, cockroaches and stored-product insects such as saw-toothed grain beetle and adult grain weevils.

For best results fumigate in the late afternoon and leave the greenhouse for a minimum period of 2 hours. Clear people and animals including fish from the room before use. Place canister(s) spaced out on a heat resistant surface on the floor e.g. a plate on top of a sheet of 50cm x 50cm aluminium foil.  IMPORTANT: THIS PRODUCT MAY EMIT SOME SPARKS UPON IGNITION. CAUTION MUST BE TAKEN WHEN LIGHTING THE PRODUCT.

Make the area to be fumigated as smoke tight as possible by closing all windows etc. Open canister(s) and light the fuse on the canister furthest from your exit point first, then light the next fumigator and move towards your exit point. Close the door on exit, it is not necessary to seal the door with tape. Leave for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight and then ventilate the greenhouse thoroughly.

The Greenhouse Fumigator may also be used in zoos, pet shops, kennels, veterinary practices and laboratory animal houses (excluding animal pens and cages), but is not for use on grain or in empty grain stores.

Size: 3.5g

Garden Press Day

On the 10th anniversary of the Garden Press Event at the Barbican in London, Vitax had an extremely busy day with great interest from visitors to our stand. There were a record number of media and garden & home writers attending, with more exhibitors than ever. Supported by the Garden Media Guild, this event is the only one of its kind aimed specifically at the industry press and media.

Of particular interest on the Vitax stand were the Slug Gone wool pellets – most garden writers are aware of Slug Gone, but are always happy to see it again and tell us about their experiences using it. We were also able to tell our visitors about the 6x range of chicken manure fertilisers which Vitax have acquired this year.  We hope the 6x range will go from strength to strength and will become more widely available in garden centres now it’s within the Vitax umbrella.

We’ve already re-booked for the 2016 show, which will be taking place on Thursday 18th February 2016 – same venue, same stand number.

Vitax Supaturf bolsters regional network

Alex McDermott is the new Technical Sales Representative for Vitax Amenity’s Midlands, Wales and South-west region, handling the full range of products for the leading line markers-to-fertilisers group. Pitching into the turf sector straight from school at 16, Alex, 30, had always hankered after a post in technical sales, despite quickly climbing the career ladder.

“I love networking and meeting people in different circumstances,” said Alex. “My new role allows me to work in an advisory as well as a sales capacity for new and existing customers and that’ll be a most rewarding aspect of the job.”

Responsible for products that include the Briteliner Arrow and TXE 606 and 353 next generation line markers, as well as the Enhance and 50/50 fertiliser brands, Alex worked at The Belfry as a greenkeeper for five years, taking in work experience at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux stadium and training ground on his way to gaining NVQ qualifications.  He then moved to Rugby Golf Club, rising to Deputy Course Manager, developing his technical knowledge to position himself for a move to “the other side of the fence”.

“I’m handling an area that runs from the Wirral, Wales and Newcastle-under-Lyme, through the Midlands as far South-west as Land’s End,” explained Alex. “It’s a fair-sized territory but I’m relishing the challenge of further strengthening the Vitax customer base.

“I feel proud and privileged to be working for a leading UK manufacturer like Vitax. The Supaturf line markers and paints are all fabricated at the Coalville factory – and I’m looking forward to introducing the ranges in my area. I’m one of those people who eats and sleeps turf.”

Starting in January, Alex has hit the ground running, already securing his first order from a Vitax new customer – Royal Worcester Grammar School: “One of many more sales to come I hope,” he added.

IPM Horticulture trade fair

Vitax and Hortifeeds are this week in Germany attending the International Trade Fair for Plants (IPM ESSEN) the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture.  Our stand is displaying products from Vitax Grower, Vitax Home & Garden and Hortifeeds, showing the range of unique biodegradable Vitapots, the complete home & garden range, and innovative speciality fertilisers for growers such as HorpHix and Hortiboost.

IPM is the only specialist trade fair of its kind to feature the entire chain of plant growing, including production, technology, floristry, garden features, and point of sale. No other plant fair offers trade visitors such a comprehensive market overview. The 33rd edition of the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture will have more than 1600 exhibitors from around 50 nations.

The show was opened by Dr Robert Kloos, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The world’s premier horticultural fair is regarded as the leading meeting place of the international green sector. Top purchasers from Israel, Belgium, Brazil, Kuwait, Congo, USA, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Turkey and Russia have announced their visits so that they can place orders for the coming garden season.

Joe Maiden writes for Gardenworld

Joe Maiden, a regular contributor to our website and who also writes for Kitchen Garden magazine every month, tells us he has used Vitax products for over 40 years.  Many of those years were spent working in city parks and using Vitax Q4 fertiliser with fantastic success.

 

Joe says: In my own flower and vegetable garden I have had wonderful results with sweet peas using Vitax Q4 as a base fertiliser in my own compost mixes.  For my exhibition onions, leeks and celery, Vitax Q4 was added from seed sowing to planting out.  My young plants really grow well and I put this down to the product containing all the vital plant foods plus all the trace elements required for vigorous growth, which adds to good flowering and ripening.

 

I have not yet tried the Q4 Rootmore with mycorrhizal fungi, or the Tomato Feed.  This is on my list for next year – watch this space.

 

My daughter-in-law has a great way with cacti and uses the Cacti Fertiliser (available in 200g pots) also for her succulents.  I haven’t used the Bonsai Fertiliser yet, but this is an art form my family is interested in. With orchids now being so popular, this is another interest of mine, but I have always used an ordinary tomato feed – again, watch this space, I have ordered some Vitax Orchid Feed.

 

My other successes with Vitax fertilisers have been for roses (Organic Rose Food) and potatoes (Organic Potato Food), and I am amazed at the full range of wonderful products available from Vitax, from lawn care to the control of pests and diseases – yes, and those pesky wasps!

Weedfree Path & Patio Weedkiller RTU Spray

  • Controls annual and deep rooted perennial weeds
  • Biodegradable
  • Breaks down in the soil to allow replanting

 

Weedfree Path & Patio ready to use spray is a systemic total herbicide containing glyphosate for the control of annual and perennial weeds such as grasses, nettles, willowherb and dandelions around the garden and on hard surfaces.

Following application to weeds it moves through the plant and down to the roots. For best effect apply as a spray from March to October when weeds are actively growing and have a large leaf area allowing plenty of the weedkiller to be absorbed.

Weedfree Path & Patio is a non-selective weedkiller and extreme care should be taken to avoid spray drift onto lawns and other desired plants.

Effects may be seen within a few days but full control can take up to 4 weeks. Very persistent weeds may require repeat treatments once new growth appears.

 

Pack size:  750ml RTU

 

Use pesticides safely. Read the label.

Weedfree Path & Patio Weedkiller Concentrate

  • Controls annual and deep rooted perennial weeds
  • Biodegradable
  • Breaks down in the soil to allow replanting

 

Weedfree Path & Patio ready to use spray is a systemic total herbicide containing glyphosate for the control of annual and perennial weeds such as grasses, nettles, willowherb and dandelions around the garden and on hard surfaces.

Following application to weeds it moves through the plant and down to the roots. For best effect apply as a spray from March to October when weeds are actively growing and have a large leaf area allowing plenty of the weedkiller to be absorbed.

Weedfree Path & Patio is a non-selective weedkiller and extreme care should be taken to avoid spray drift onto lawns and other desired plants.

Effects may be seen within a few days but full control can take up to 4 weeks. Very persistent weeds may require repeat treatments once new growth appears.

 

Pack size: 1 litre

 

Use pesticides safely. Read the label.

Summer Cloud Greenhouse Cleaner

  • Cleans greenhouses and conservatories
  • Makes your greenhouse gleam
  • Covers approximately 6 square metres
  • Removes greenhouse sunshading

 

To clean greenhouse glass, apply to a dry surface on a wind free day.  Spray evenly to wet the surface.  Brush dirt, algae and lichen before rinsing, then allow surfaces to dry before applying sunshade.

To remove greenhouse sunshade at the end of the season, spray evenly until the area is thoroughly wetted.  Scrub the glass with a brush and rinse off loosened paint to leave a bright, clean surface.

 

Pack size: 750ml

 

Q4 Premium Soluble Feed

  • Formulated to increase flowering and improve flavour
  • Revolutionary organic nutrient delivery system
  • The most complete feed available for the whole garden
  • Fast results achieved

 

This high potash feed helps ripen tomatoes, onions and other vegetables, and produces stronger plants and brighter flowers.

 

It is a unique formulation that combines all the essential nutrients with Vitax’s ONDS (organic nutrient delivery system). The high potash, high magnesium formulation, with raised levels of trace elements coupled with amino, humic and fulvic acids that go into the ONDS, ensure that flowering, fruiting and leafy plants receive the best care possible.

 

Pack size: 1kg

 

Orchid Mist Spray

  • Ready to use plant tonic and leaf conditioner
  • Contains plant nutrients and seaweed extract
  • Boosts humidity around the orchid

 

Orchids thrive in free draining soils and humid conditions.  To get the best from your plants water regularly but do not allow plant roots to sit in water.  To maintain humidity place the pots on a tray containing hydroleca and mist the plants a couple of times a week.

 

Orchid Mist Spray is not a substitute for watering

Pack size: 300ml

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