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Viresco (UK) Ltd Tel: 44 (0)1845 525585 Fax: 44 (0)1845 523133 Email:sales@viresco-uk.com

Viresco (UK) Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 5079726 VAT No: 481 9223 35 © 2003-2012

Suppliers of speciality products for the amateur pondkeeper and gardener worldwide

Horticultural Products

 
Other Products

Amino Acids

For many years, it has been known that the presence of amino acids in growing media and on foliage will enhance the ability of the plant to take up nutrients.  Trials work has demonstrated that when appropriate amino acids are applied, increases in yields of up to 40% in fruit and vegetables can be achieved.

Amino acids also have a chelating effect in plants.  When applied with micronutrients, the absorption and transportation of these micronutrients is easier.

Certain amino acids are essential substances for pollination and fruit ripening.  They also help with the stabilisation of the cell walls of soil micro-flora that in turn are required for the mineralisation of soil organic matter and for the production of good soil structure.

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

AMIM/100

Amino Acids

100ml

£8.90

AMIM/250

Amino Acids

250ml

£16.60

 
Aquaten

Aquaten is a relatively new form of water holding material for use in composts.  It is not like the water holding polyacrylamide crystals that have been around for many years. Aquaten is a cellulose based polymer product which locks on to organic fibres in growing media.  When water is applied to a mix containing Aquaten, a hydrophilic (water loving) film is formed on the compost particles and this film promotes water absorption and retention without affecting the air filled porosity of the compost.  Aquaten saves water, reduces watering frequency, improves re-wettability of composts and improves plant growth.  Use at 1 to 2 grams per litre of compost. It will last about a year in compost.

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

AQTG/120

Aquaten

3 x 40g

£9.95

AQTG/250  

Aquaten

250g

£14.65

  
Chitosan - Growth Promoter and Health Food

Chitosan is a natural product that is prepared from chitin.  Chitin is found in the exo-skeletons of shellfish.  Chitin is insoluble in water and general organic solvents.  However, Chitosan is soluble in various organic acids.  It protects and strengthens the living cell-wall structure.

Chitosan offers a natural alternative to the use of chemical products that are sometimes harmful to humans and their environment.  Chitosan triggers the defensive mechanisms in plants, stimulates growth and promotes enzyme production. 

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

CHITM

Chitosan

250ml

£12.95

 
Elixir - Growth Stimulant

We have put together a number of our products for the gardener who likes to make dry additions to his composts and other growing media.  In Elixir there are now 6 separate items.  This "cocktail" contains granular Humate Ag50, Viresco™ Soluble, Viresco™ Mycorrhiza, Calcified Seaweed and Aquaten, all at the correct individual usage rates.  The sixth item is fine grade Moler which is used to make up the pack to 1kg.  This size pack will treat 80 litres of compost. There is virtually no N:P:K - it is about 0:0.04:0.02 - in the mixture and therefore the nutrient balance of the compost is not affected.  When Elixir is used in the growing medium, it is recommended that Viresco™ Foliar is used as a spray on the foliage every month.  Use Elixir and watch your plants come to life!

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

ELXK/010

Elixir      

1kg

£12.10

 

Micromix - Micro-Nutrient Liquid

Micromix is a liquid micro-nutrient fertiliser used to correct deficiencies of certain micro-elements.  It is also used to maintain levels of these micro-nutrients.  Micromix contains magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc as well as a small amount of nitrogen.  It is in a base of liquid Humate.  The Humate, acting as a natural chelator, improves the uptake of the micro-nutrients into plants.  The analysis is total nitrogen 1.75%, magnesium 1.50%, manganese 1.87%, iron 3.75%, copper 0.37% and zinc 0.75%.  The humic acid content, derived from our Humate, is 3.14%. 

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

MIMM/250   

Micromix

250ml

£7.45

 
Peroxygro M - Oxygen Releasing Granules

Peroxygro M is a magnesium peroxide, available both as a granular and a powder.  Mixed with growing media, it increases root zone oxygen availability.  When water touches the material, oxygen is gradually released.  This  can take place over many weeks – up to, say, 5 months.

A main benefit is the alleviation of waterlogging.  Peat based composts, in particular, compact over time and can cause waterlogging.  Plants become stressed under these conditions but this stress can be removed by the gradual release of oxygen amongst the roots.

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

PMPG/250

Peroxygro M powder

250g

£10.45

 
Supa-Oxygro - Oxygenating Liquid for Growing Media

This liquid product contains a high proportion of available oxygen in a stable form.  Tapwater can contain typically, say, 8 parts per million of oxygen.  In comparison, our Supa-Oxygro oxygen-releasing agent has available 400ppm of oxygen.  It should be diluted and then applied to growing media where it will give a number of benefits.  In undiluted form it acts as a biocide.

Supa-Oxygro contains a proprietary blend of calcium nitrate, potassium nitrate and ammonium nitrate.  In solution, these products form nitrate ions which provide an oxidant source for aerobic bacteria.  It rapidly changes anaerobic conditions to aerobic conditions.   

It has a threefold effect – on soils and other growing media, on soil microbiology and on plants.  It opens up compacted soils by altering the bonding of the soil particles that cause compaction.  As a result, the numbers of micropores increase, thus allowing improved water and nutrient flow through the soil profile.

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

SUPOM/250

Supa-Oxygro

250ml

£8.10

 
Transmin

This is an anti-transpirant.  The diluted product is sprayed on plant leaves where it partially blocks the stomata or pores.  The use of Transmin reduces the water loss from plants.  It should be used when transporting or transplanting, especially bare rooted subjects or cuttings, in the winter on evergreens and on plants near the sea to reduce salt spray damage.  It can increase the yields of certain vegetables, eg potatoes and onions, when applied towards the end of the growing season.

Code Product
Pack Size
Price

TRAM/500  

Transmin

500ml

£13.15

 

Updated February 1st 2017