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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 2nd, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

coldframe-fsc-oak £79.99
A superb cold frame made from FSC certified solid oak and black rust-resistant fittings. It has UV stabilised, twin-walled polycarbonate windows that allow maximum light in to the cold frame while insulating as well. It also has adjustable opening lid making watering and ventilation easy. Great for overwintering, hardening off, propagating and protecting plants from harsh weather.Measures: 40cm high x 100cm wide x 60cm deep

hybrid rhododendron
hybrid rhododendron £19.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compostRate of growth: averageFlowering period: MayFlower colour: whiteOther features: leaves retained all yearHardiness: fully hardyMarvellous full trusses of white, funnel-shaped flowers with yellow or greenish-brown markings in late-spring and dark green leaves, retained all-year. This lovely, old hybrid rhododendron is understandably popular, due to its tolerance of poor or near-neutral soil. Compact and robust it's ideal for growing on a boundary, for use as a windbreak or screen. Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.
Japanese dogwood
Japanese dogwood £19.99
Position: full sun to part shadeSoil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to acid soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: JuneFlower colour: white flower bractsOther features: on mature plants the flowers are followed by strawberry-like fleshy red fruit, which may cause a mild stomach ache if ingestedHardiness: fully hardyWonderful, white flower bracts in June, and wavy-margined, dark green leaves turning crimson-purple in autumn. This Japanese dogwood is an ideal specimen tree for a small garden with fertile, well-drained, neutral to acid soil. Broadly conical in shape, it works best in a partially shady site where the attractive flaking bark can be appreciated close-up. Garden care: Incorporate a quantity of composted pine needles or well-rotted leaf mould when planting. Requires minimal pruning.Goes well with: Lonicera fragrantissima, Galanthus nivalis, Anemone x hybrida, Myrtus communis, Crocus chryanthus 'Herald', Kerria japonica
black bamboo
black bamboo £17.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: fast growingHardiness: fully hardyOne of the most elegant bamboos, with polished, damson-black mature canes and dark green leaves. The slender, arching canes, which are dark green for the first two or three years, look perfect in a contemporary, minimalist garden particularly if the low-growing foliage is stripped. Although this is not one of the more vigorous and invasive bamboos, it is advisable to restrict the roots using a rigid, non-perishable barrier to prevent the plant from colonising adjacent plantings. Garden care: Plant in a large container or surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread. Water regularly until established. Bamboos do not like competition, so are best planted en masse in a designated area of the garden.
star jasmine
star jasmine £15.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to AugustFlower colour: white flowersOther features: very fragrant flowersHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)An attractive woody, evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which turn bronze in winter. Clusters of fragrant, pure white flowers are produced from mid- to late summer. It is best grown against a warm, sunny wall in milder areas or in a greenhouse or conservatory in areas prone to severe frosts.Garden care: After flowering has finished prune back to fit the available space. In frost prone areas, grow in pots of loam-based potting compost, such as John Innes No2 and move to a frost-free spot in winter.
New Zealand flax (Phormium Rainbow Queen)
New Zealand flax (Phormium Rainbow Queen) £14.99
Position: full sun/partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: JulyHardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)With their arching, strappy, sword-shaped leaves, Phormiums make a dramatic statement in the garden. Originating from New Zealand, where their fibre has traditionally been used in the same way as hemp or sisal, they are versatile evergreen plants that tolerate a range of conditions and look at home in a variety of different planting schemes. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more colourful varieties being introduced. This one has broad, bronze-green leaves with rose-red margins, and a sliver of cream at the edge. This dramatic, evergreen, architectural plant adds a touch of exotica to a sunny, sheltered spot in the garden. In hot summers, a spike of tubular, red flowers will shoot up from the centre, followed by sturdy seed-heads. Garden care: In late spring remove any dead or damaged leaves and apply a mulch of well-rotted organic matter to stimulate vigorous, new growth.
potato-planter-bags-3-pack £12.99
Now everyone can grow delicious home-grown potatoes, whether or not they have a garden. The new Potato Patio Planters are designed specifically for use on patios and balconies, or in small gardens where there’s no space for a vegetable patch.The Patio Planters are easy to use and reusable. Each holds about 40 litres of compost and is suitable for between 3 to 5 seed potatoes. Made from a tough, woven polyethylene they have reinforced drainage holes at the base, can be easily moved using the handles on each side and come complete with detailed growing instructions.They come in packs of three, so by planting at 4 to 6 week intervals you can spread your harvest over an extended period. Even better, there is no need to do any digging when they are ready, simply remove a few at a time or tip the planter out and enjoy the real taste of home-grown spuds.
Silk-tassel Bush
Silk-tassel Bush £12.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately-fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: December to FebruaryHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)Long, silvery catkins up to 20cm long, shine out among glossy, wavy-edged, dark green leaves throughout winter. The silken tassels of his upright, evergreen shrub make a stunning feature in the winter garden. Try it towards the back of a sunny, shrub border, against a wall or as a windbreak in coastal areas. When it has finished its display, the dark foliage makes a lovely foil for summer-flowering shrubs.Garden care: Cut back dead or straggly branches in April or May.
clematis (group 2)
clematis (group 2) £12.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to AugustFlower colour: whiteOther features: attractive dark purple stamensHardiness: fully hardyGorgeous single white flowers which are offset by large, domed bosses of deep purple stamens. The flowers appear in late spring or summer amongst the mid-green, semi-evergreen foliage. An excellent climber for a container or to weave up and through a wall shrub.Garden care: Remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring, cutting all remaining stems back to where strong buds are visible. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.


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