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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - July 1st, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products today at Crocus

willow-green-metal,-bistro-table £129.99
The French invented cafe chic and now, with our more mediterranean climate, you can emulate the lifestyle. Classy yet practical, this Table is made from robust steel that's been powder coated to prevent corrosion. The table folds easily for transport and storage. Size: 60cm diameter x 73.5 cm ( 29" ) high.

pair-of-metal,-willow-green,-bistro-chairs £100.00
The French invented cafe chic and now, with our more mediterranean climate, you can emulate the lifestyle. Classy yet practical, these chairs are made from robust steel that's been powder coated to prevent corrosion. They fold easily for transport and storage.
Californian lilac
Californian lilac £8.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to JuneHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)In late spring, this dense, evergreen shrub produces dazzling spheres of tiny dark blue flowers on arching branches among small, glossy, dark green leaves. It is ideal for a sunny mixed border on neutral to alkaline soil and once it has flowered, provides an excellent foil for later flowering deciduous shrubs or perennials.Garden care: Each year after the plant has flowered, reduce the shoots by one third and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant.
dahlia £6.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, humus-rich soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: half hardyDeservedly popular, this peony dahlia has striking, semi-double, bright vermilion-red flowers, 5-6cm across, from July to September and dissected, fern-like, dark red-purple leaves.  It's perfect for a border based on 'hot' colours, as part of an exotic scheme, or alongside other plants with purple foliage. It requires a sunny site with fertile, humus-rich soil and makes an excellent cut flower.Garden care: Stake with canes or brushwood as it becomes necessary. Deadhead and feed regularly to prolong flowering. Provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Once the first frosts have blackened the foliage, carefully lift and clean the tubers and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite. Store in a frost-free place, checking frequently over the winter months. In warmer areas, tubers may be left to overwinter in the ground, although they may suffer from slug damage, particularly in heavy clay soils.
monkshood £5.99
Position: sun to partial shadeSoil: moist, fertileRate of Growth: averageFlowering period: July to AugustHardiness: fully hardyThis stately monkshood produces erect spikes of hooded, violet-blue flowers in mid and late summer above deeply divided, dark green leaves. Although it will take some sun, it is perfect for the back of a shady border, where it needs little attention. The stems seldom need staking and, since all parts of the plant are highly poisonous, pests tend to leave them well alone.Garden care: Prepare an extra deep planting hole at least 45cm (18in) deep, adding well-rotted organic matter to prevent the soil from drying out in summer. Deadhead to the next row of buds to prolong flowering. Always wear gloves when working with monkshood since all parts of the plant are poisonous and a potential skin irritant.
shasta daisy
shasta daisy £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately-fertile, moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA pretty ruff of long, white, slightly reflexed petals surround a central disc of densely packed, short petals, lemon coloured at the centre. One of the best double-flowered varieties, this tall, sprightly shasta daisy will flower throughout the summer and coolness and freshness to a summer border. It makes an excellent cut flower, too.Garden care: Divide congested plants in early spring or late summer. Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Cut down to the ground in autumn.