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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - July 30th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced items at Crocus

mahonia was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist or well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: November to MarchHardiness: fully hardySlender spikes of pale yellow flowers appear from November to March, above rosettes of handsome, dark green, holly-like leaves. The flowers of this lovely, evergreen shrub have a fragrance reminiscent of lily-of-the-valley, and seem to glow in the wintry sunlight. They are followed by masses of round, deep purple berries. This is a useful shrub for partial shade, or woodland areas in the garden, where it will gently spread and suppress weeds. It will tolerate sun as long as the soil remains moist.Garden care: Prune in spring after flowering, reducing overlong, leggy stems to a sideshoot or a whorl of foliage and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.Goes well with: Kerria japonica, Sarcococca confusa, Magnolia stellata, Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Scilla siberica, Eranthis hyemalis

Chinese wisteria
Chinese wisteria was £17.99 now £14.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: May to JuneFlower colour: bluish-lilacOther features: velvety, green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingestedHardiness: fully hardyPendant clusters of fragrant, pea-like, bluish-lilac flowers in May and June, often followed by velvety-green seed-pods. This vigorous Chinese wisteria looks fabulous trained over a sunny wall or strong pergola. Renowned for its superior fragrance and flower-colour, the twining stems need careful pruning.Garden care: In the first growing season tie in lateral shoots and cut back sub-lateral shoots to two or three buds. During the first winter cut back laterals by one third and sub-laterals by two or three buds.