Our Focus

Our Focus

Promoting horticulture to keen gardeners and encouraging the practice of good gardening

Our Focus2

Our Focus

Promoting horticulture to keen gardeners and encouraging the practice of good gardening

Our Focus3

Our Focus

Promoting horticulture to keen gardeners and encouraging the practice of good gardening

Our Focus

Our Focus

Our focus is the promotion of horticulture to keen gardeners and the encouragement of the practice of good gardening.

There continue to be many traditional ways in gardening and yet at the same time good gardening practices are changing, particularly to reflect a growing awareness and commitment to environmentally sympathetic products.

The reintroduction and revival of past gardening methods can provide a key to meeting this challenge. As a business closely involved with the UK garden and horticultural markets for over 100 years, we place a high priority on developing products which will protect, nurture and respect our living environment.

Current initiatives Vitax is taking include the use and conversion of waste products.

Slug Gone, our award winning slug & snail deterrent, is one such example. Made entirely from shoddy, a waste product of the wool scouring industry, this is a natural recycled product converted into wool pellets to provide a highly effective slug & snail barrier. Slug Gone, which is long-lasting and naturally biodegrades to add fertiliser nutrients to the soil, is registered under the Soil Association Scheme and supports British Wool.

6X fibrous compost and fertiliser. Poultry manure sourced from Somerset farms is the waste ingredient from which this unique fibrous product is produced. A traditional favourite among allotment growers and gardening societies, 6X puts back into the soil organic goodness and
vital growing nutrients to produce outstanding results.


Our diverse Vitax biodegradable range of planting accessories and essentials - pot covers, plant pots and tubs, mulch mats, stencils, tree guards, hanging basket liners, grow tubes, cabbage collars- are all produced from a natural by-product of the rag industry at our factory. They offer an environmentally friendly alternative to the use of plastics, artificial or insecticidal products.

We are also committed to encouraging and supporting best practice in the garden trade. We offer via our website a vast source of good gardening ideas, information and inspiration to keen gardeners, we have a dedicated team of agronomists and customer carers, we regularly give free informative talks to the staff of our garden centre customers about the best use of Vitax gardening products...

Continuing the heritage of helping the
keen gardener since the 1950s

 

Eric Hutchinson, the first Managing Director of Vitax Limited, wrote the eponymous Vitax Gardening Book in the 1950s. Full of information, tips and ideas, the book proved to be a popular and invaluable guide to traditional gardening, and demand was such that the book was printed in a second edition.

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