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New products at Crocus

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

New products today at Crocus

plum £32.99
Position: full sunSoil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drainedRate of growth: slow growingUltimate size (Pixy): 3x3m (10x10ft)Ultimate size (St Julian): 3.75×3.75m (13x13ft)Flowering period: April to MayFlower colour: whiteOther features: top quality culinary or dessert plum (late September)Hardiness: fully hardyA reliable, self-fertile plum which produces a heavy crop of large, pale red fruit with golden-yellow flesh, which can be used for cooking, canning, bottling or just eating fresh. The single, white flowers are produced in spring and fruiting picking can start in late August. It is one of the most popular plum trees available but does need the fruit to be thinned to avoid biennial fruiting.Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.

joseph-bentley-traditional-stainless-steel-hand-tool-set-of-3 £19.99
A lovely, traditional hand tool set that contains a hand trowel, transplanting trowel and hand fork presented in an attractive box. These tools are designed to reflect the values and qualities of a bygone age, where style and elegance prevailed. Each tool is manufactured from high grade stainless steel with handles constructed from solid ash. A fabulous tool set that will make a perfect gift, either for gardening friends or for a treat for yourself.The wooden handles are made with FSC certified ash from well-managed forests.
three pelargoniums
three pelargoniums £17.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: fast growing Flowering period: May to NovemberFlower colour:magenta Other features: attractive foliage Hardiness: tenderSumptuous magenta flowers that look near black in certain lights, contrast delightfully with the scalloped, velvety, grey foliage that looks great even when there are no flowers. Traditionally sought after for its medicinal properties this South African native is still used in cold and flu medicines today.'P. sidoides' is available as a collection of three plants. They will be dispatched directly from our specialist grower of rarer pelargoniums. As soon as you receive the plants you will need to pot them up into larger pots or plant them in to their final pots straight away. A great hot tip is to feed your plants every other day with a weak solution of a potash-rich liquid fertiliser, such as Tomorite. You'll be rewarded with masses of flowers throughout the summer on plants about 30-40cm tall.
blueberry  - mid-season fruiting
blueberry – mid-season fruiting £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: prefers moist, well-drained acidic soil but will grow in sandy or normal soilRate of growth: fast-growingOther features: light blue berries (July)Hardiness: fully hardyA mid-season variety which produces a heavy crop of light blue berries that are full of flavour. It is a vigorous shrub with an upright habit and has good drought resistance. Like all blueberries, it must have moist, acidic soil to flourish. Even without the added bonus of delicious berries, it does make an attractive deciduous shrub with white flowers in spring and striking autumn colours.Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.