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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 5th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

pear - double U cordon
pear – double U cordon £59.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: AprilFlower colour: pure whiteOther features: edible, blush-coloured dessert pearsHardiness: fully hardyA dessert pear tree that is covered with pure white flowers in mid-spring, followed by blush-coloured pears in autumn. The fruit are deliciously fragrant and there are hints of honey and almond when eaten. A good tree that will succeed in most areas.It does need to be planted with another tree from the same flowering group (e.g. 'Williams' Bon Chretien' and 'Peradel') to ensure good fruit set. It is grown on BA29 rootstock which is semi-vigorous and ideal for dry soils.This pear tree has been grown specifically in a double U cordon shape, which makes it easier to pick and is great for growing against walls, garden dividers or as screening. These trees have been grown for a substantial number of years to form this lovely shape. Garden care: Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in midsummer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Add a high-nitrogen feed in springThe trees are 90cm wide at the widest point (between the top two U's) and are about 1.3m tall.

coolaroo-3.0m-triangle-party-shade-sail £29.99
Coolaroo Party Sails are ideal for adding some colour and flair to your next barbecue, picnic, games room, or birthday party. They are also great for use indoors in children's play areas, or bedrooms.Size: 3m x 3m x 3mFeaturesMade using Coolaroo's famous polyester-weave fabric It blocks upto 90% of the sun's dangerous UV rays Colourfast so will not rot, mildew, shrink, fray or tear Easily fixed using existing structures or attached to timber or steel polesCan be cleaned with mild detergent and water Fabric also 'breathes' to allow cooling air circulationThe Sails are light shower resistant but not waterproof as there is small gaps in the fabric that are designed to disperse heat upwards. Remains totally unaffected by moisture and natural temperature extremes Available in three colours: clockwise from top left -(swatch being updated) 1-year guaranteeHow To Install your Coolaroo Party SailParty sails are intended for temporary use only oustside, butcan be easily fixed from existing structures or attached to correctly installed steel or timber poles. All sails come complete with a grommet in each corner, along with snare lines to tie them up.
Mexican fleabane
Mexican fleabane £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of Growth: averageFlowering period: June to OctoberHardiness: fully hardyMasses of small daisies, emerging white, then turning pink, with yellow centres, give this plant an unusual, two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period, from May to October, and is amazingly versatile, being low-growing, happy in sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden, spilling over walls, or planted in the cracks in paving. Bees and butterflies love all erigerons, so they make a wonderful addition to a wildlife garden, too. Garden care: Trouble free. Cut back the flowered stems to ground level in early spring. Lift and divide large clumps every second or third year, discarding the woody crowns.