Vitax

Vitax
Vitax Limited is a fourth generation family-owned business with roots laid down long before the modern gardening industry as it is known today even existed. Their origins can be traced back... Show more

Vitax Limited is a fourth generation family-owned business with roots laid down long before the modern gardening industry as it is known today even existed. Their origins can be traced back to G H Richards Limited, established in 1880 and based in Bermondsey, South London. Mr Richards was a pioneer manufacturer of insecticides and supplier of horticultural sundries. During the Second World War, his grandfather, Frank Henry Gooding, a commercial tomato grower and sales agent based on Guernsey, was forcefully evacuated to London. After the war he became involved with, and later took control of, Synchemicals Limited, a company formed in this period of austerity and rationing to promote the use of growth hormone products to growers and nurseries. Synchemicals originally sold products to G H Richards Limited but later acquired the business and adopted its Bermondsey base on Borough High Street as the company headquarters. His father Brian, and uncle Douglas, together with aunts Valerie and Suzette, joined Synchemicals. As the gardening market burgeoned in line with improved living standards, the business developed a portfolio of garden and professional products throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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Vitax Limited is a fourth generation family-owned business with roots laid down long before the modern gardening industry as it is known today even existed. Their origins can be traced back to G H Richards Limited, established in 1880 and based in Bermondsey, South London. Mr Richards was a pioneer manufacturer of insecticides and supplier of horticultural sundries. During the Second World War, his grandfather, Frank Henry Gooding, a commercial tomato grower and sales agent based on Guernsey, was forcefully evacuated to London. After the war he became involved with, and later took control of, Synchemicals Limited, a company formed in this period of austerity and rationing to promote the use of growth hormone products to growers and nurseries. Synchemicals originally sold products to G H Richards Limited but later acquired the business and adopted its Bermondsey base on Borough High Street as the company headquarters. His father Brian, and uncle Douglas, together with aunts Valerie and Suzette, joined Synchemicals. As the gardening market burgeoned in line with improved living standards, the business developed a portfolio of garden and professional products throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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Vitax Organic Rooting Powder

Regular price £1.99
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Vitax Slug Gone - 3.5L

Regular price £8.99
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Vitax Hydrangea Colourant - 500g

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Greenhouse Fumigator

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax SBK Brushwood Killer RTU

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Nippon Wasp Nest Powder

Regular price £4.99
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Vitax Nippon Wasp Nest Destroyer Foam

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Nippon Window Fly Trap

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Nippon Fly Paper

Regular price £3.99
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Vitax SBK Brushwood Killer

Regular price £9.99
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Vitax Nippon Fly & Wasp Killer Aerosol

Regular price £4.99
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Vitax Fruit Tree Grease

Regular price £10.99
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Vitax Greenhouse Disinfectant

Regular price £4.99
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Vitax Nippon Ant Bait Station

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Nippon Ant Killer Powder

Regular price £6.99
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Vitax Cabbage Collars

Regular price £2.99
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Vitax Organic Seaweed

Regular price £6.99
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Vitax Grow Pots 9cm - Round

Regular price £3.99
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Vitax Organic All Purpose Plant Food

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Q4 All Purpose Liquid

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Tree Bands

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Stay Off Ready to use

Regular price £6.99
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Vitax Slug Gone - 1L

Regular price £3.99
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Vitax Stay Off Gel

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Summer Cloud Greenhouse Cleaner

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax SBK Brushwood Killer - 1L

Regular price £32.99
Regular price £0.00 Sale price £32.99
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Vitax Nippon Ant and Crawling Insect Killer RTU

Regular price £6.99
Regular price £0.00 Sale price £6.99
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Vitax Winter Tree Wash

Regular price £14.99
Regular price £0.00 Sale price £14.99
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Vitax Seaweed plus Sequestered Iron

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Summer Cloud Greenhouse Shading

Regular price £8.99
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Vitax Copper Mixture

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Nippon Woodlice Killer

Regular price £2.99
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Vitax Clay Breaker

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Hydrangea Colourant - 250g

Regular price £3.99
Regular price £0.00 Sale price £3.99
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Vitax Olive Tree Feed

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Acer Feed

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Azalea, Rhododendron & Shrub Fertiliser

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Calcified Seaweed

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Organic Rose Food

Regular price £4.99
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Vitax Hydrangea Feed

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Clematis Feed

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Buxus Feed

Regular price £5.99
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Vitax Yellow Sulphur

Regular price £3.99
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Vitax All Purpose Plant Food

Regular price £7.99
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Vitax Conifer & Shrub Fertiliser

Regular price £12.99
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FAQ

Angela Slater

Does it really matter to mix the fertiliser at the correct ratio of feed to water?
Yes, this is crucial. If the feed to water ratio is too strong the feed will burn the plants roots which means it won't be able to take up water and will inevitably die.
Do I really need to feed my plants?

If you are going to the trouble of growing plants, whether fruit and vegetables or flowers it makes sense to have them achieve their maximum potential.

How do I store my garden chemicals?

First of all is to store them on a high shelf well out of the reach of children and not near anything else which could be mistaken for the chemicals. They also need to be kept dry and frost free. Keeping them out of direct sunlight will also stop the packaging from fading.

Is it essential to use a dedicated fertiliser or will general purpose be just as good?
General purpose fertiliser is better than nothing but a dedicated fertiliser has been tested over several years and is proven to give you the very best results from your plants.