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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 24th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines added today at Crocus

haemmerlin-solid-wheelbarrow-wheel-and-axle-390mm £29.99
Spare wheel to fit all Haemmerlin Wheelbarrows that take a solid tyre / wheel390mm diameterGenuine Haemmerlin part

de-wit-dibber £18.99
Every De Wit garden tool is handmade in HollandSizeHead: cm long x 4cm wide ( x 1.5)Total Length: 30cm long (12)
hazel nut
hazel nut £16.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained, preferably chalky soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: February to MarchFlower colour: golden-yellow catkinsOther features: large hazel nutsHardiness: fully hardyA tree-like shrub that has elegant, golden-yellow catkins in late winter, followed by mid-green, heart-shaped leaves. The delicious, edible nuts that follow will ripen in mid-August. This variety needs a sunny garden for the large hazel nuts to ripen. Garden care: Prune dead, diseased and damaged wood in March and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant. Suckers should be removed from the base of the plant as soon as they appear.
masterwort £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soilRate of Growth: fast-growingFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlowers: soft pinkOther features: excellent cut and dried flowersHardiness: fully hardyDelicate, papery, soft pink flowers which are held on wiry stems above attractive deeply lobed, mid-green leaves. This delightful masterwort is a vigorous variety with a much longer flowering period than most pink or red varieties. It looks particularly fetching planted with grasses and is garden designer, Piet Oudolf's favourite masterwort.Astrantias have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century and have numerous common names, such as melancholy gentleman, Hattie's pincushion and the more well known masterwort. Garden care: Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather especially newly established plants. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7 cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed.
haws-spray-and-sprinkle-gift-pack £9.49
The convenient way to mist and water your indoor or conservatory plants. This great gift set combines a 300ml solid brass sprayer and 0.5 litre plastic indoor watering can with a fine brass rose. They looks so good you won't want to hide them away and are less likely to forget these essential tasks.
bearded iris
bearded iris £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May and JuneHardiness: fully hardyDeservedly popular, this variety has traditionally shaped purple-black flowers with standards that reach up and overlap at the top, while the velvety falls curl downwards. They are deliciously scented and have a touch of mustard through the beard. They look mouth-watering perched on top of fans of sword-shaped, grey-green leaves. This tall bearded iris looks stunning planted en masse in a sunny, well-drained border or as part of a cottage-garden scheme.Garden care: Bearded irises prefer full sun and neutral-alkaline soil but if you have acidic or peaty soils you can top dress with lime before planting for good results. Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.
white French lavender
white French lavender £6.99
Spikes of pure white flowers, topped with distinctive flag-like tufts from late spring to summer and grey-green, aromatic leaves. This compact white French lavender makes an attractive, fragrant edging for a sunny, protected border. In frost-prone areas it is best grown as a pot-plant and moved indoors at the beginning of autumn. As it's borderline hardy it is best grown in a container in colder areas of the country and should be over-wintered in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June and JulyFlower colour: pure whiteOther features: the aromatic flowers and leaves can be used for making pot-pourriHardiness: frost hardy Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old woodGoes well with: Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht', Echinops ritro, Perovskia 'Blue Spire', Stachys byzantina, Artemisia 'Powis Castle', Eryngium giganteum
speedwell £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May and JuneFlower colour: white with pale blueHardiness: fully hardyAn easy to grow perennial which forms low hummocks of foliage. In early summer slender, upright spires emerge bearing small, cup-shaped white flowers, each with a pale blue trim. Originating from moist grassland and open woodland, they prefer a spot with reliable summer moisture. Garden care: Remove faded flower-stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm deep mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring. Divide larger clumps in spring or autumn.
plantain lily
plantain lily £6.99
Position: partial or full shade Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: June and July Flower colour: mauve Hardiness: fully hardyLance-shaped, dark green leaves with undulating cream or pale yellow margins and spikes of funnel-shaped, mauve flowers in June and July. This variegated hosta makes an excellent specimen plant for a large, well-drained container. Flourishing in conditions of partial to full shade, it's best protected from cold, drying winds.Garden care: You'll get thicker, lusher leaves if you give your hostas a really good feed. An annual mulch in spring or autumn will help to keep the weeds down and is an easy way to improve soil and boost nutrient levels. Add a generous mulch of about 5-10cm (2-4in) deep of garden compost or leaf mould around the plant. Spraying the leaves regularly with a high nitrogen fertiliser during the growing season will also help to boost leaf size.Water your hosta well as soon as you plant it and from then on water regularly during their first growing season. Give them a water about once or twice a week around the base of the plant, avoiding the leaves. Little and often can be disatrous as it's encourage the plant to produce roots closer to the surface in a desperate quest for moisture.