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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - August 7th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Loads of new products today at Crocus

hotspot-large-urban-party-fire-pit-urban-880-firepit-barbecue £149.99
The new range of Urban Firepits include a stainless steel protective bar, hinged cooking grill and spark guard. The Firepits combine warmth with light; they are functional great fun and very attractive and can be powered by either charcoal or wood.Size -880dia x 400 (mm)Weight – 16kg

hotspot-urban-650-brazier-barbecue £139.99
The new range of Urban Firepits include a stainless steel protective bar, hinged cooking grill and spark guard. The Firepits combine warmth with light; they are functional great fun and very attractive and can be powered by either charcoal or wood. Size – 650 dia x 400 high (mm)Weight – 13kg
hotspot-urban-550-brazier-barbecue £129.99
The new Urban Firepit include a stainless steel protective bar, hinged cooking grill and spark guard. The Firepits combine warmth with light; they are functional, great fun, and very attractive. Powered by either charcoal or wood.Size: 550 dia x 400 (mm)Weight: 11 kg
de-wit-solid-socket-transplanting-spade £89.99
A spade with a longer socket and blade to enable deeper digging andremoval of larger shrubs and trees.The Dutch are rightly regarded as makers of the finest gardening tools. The two best are Sneeboer and de Wit. Sneeboer were founded in 1913, but De Wit dates back to1898. The 4th generation of De Wits now run the business; one is a trained wood turner, the other trained as a blacksmith. Both Sneeboer and De Wit use traditional techniques, but different materials. Sneeboer use stainless steel and de Wit use carbon steel. Carbon Steel is naturally tougher than Stainless steel and is not prone to metal fatigue like Stainless Steel.De Wit burnish their steel. This not only helps to protect it for longer but gives it a patina that blackens it – just like traditional English tools from the Edwardian era.All De Wit tools have turned hardwood handles of oiled Ash. Ash is not only very strong but resists shock better than woods like oak or beech, which is why it is always used for Axe handles.The result is a beautiful tool to hold in the hand but rugged and durable.They feel so natural to use that they are like an extension of theperson that uses them. These tools will give you a lifetime of use, until you hand them on.SizeTotal Length: 103cm long (40.5)
hotspot-patio-brazier-with-safety-cover £54.99
YouÂ’ll enjoy real fire warmth when entertaining outside with this dual-purpose, durable, cast iron brazier. Ideal for burning logs, it comes complete with a spark guard, ash collector and a hinged grill so that you can cook on it too. Size: 65x75cm wide
bay laurel (ball)
bay laurel (ball) £39.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: March to May Flower colour: clusters of greenish-yellow flowersOther features: black autumn berries on female plants; contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergies; the mature leaves may be used fresh or dried in bouquet garni, for flavouring stocks and saucesHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)These evergreen bay laurel balls are great for flanking a set of steps, a doorway or path. Provide a sheltered, sunny or partially shady site and winter protection in cold areas since the lustrous, aromatic, dark green leaves, valuable for their culinary use, are susceptible to wind scorch.Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season and feed with a slow-release fertiliser such as Osmacote. Clip established plants lightly twice during the summer months to retain a balanced shape, using secateurs not shears.Goes well with: Taxus baccata, Ligustrum delavayanum 'Cone', Phlox divaricata 'White Perfume', Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d Anjou', Astrantia major 'Alba'
Lime Tree
Lime Tree £25.99
Position: full sunSoil: moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: tender to frost hardy (needs winter protection)Fragrant white flowers open from red-tinted buds throughoutthe summer and are followed by green limes up to 10cm long. A compact,large shrub that is best grown in a pot where it can be placed in afrost-free place in winter.
White Strawberry Grape
White Strawberry Grape £24.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: June to JulyFlower colour: tiny green flowersOther features: has red grapesHardiness: fully hardyA larger sized grape vine from our specialist growers in Italy. At 150-200cm tall, this is the perfect choice if you want a slightly more established plant.A vigorous grape vine that is decorative as well as edible, with deeply cut, fresh green leaves. During the summer small greenish flowers are followed by white grapes that are said to have a flavour reminiscent of strawberries. Best grown against a warm, sunny wall to ensure a good crop.Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Prune in mid-winter, cutting back to fit the available space, and again in mid-summer if necessary.
Tree Peony / Tree Paeony
Tree Peony / Tree Paeony £19.99
Semi-double, large saucer shaped blooms with bright, flesh pink flowers. This is one of the finest of all tree peonies and has been a garden favourite for over 100 years. Like all tree peonies, it is best planted in a sunny, protected spot out of cold winds and avoid early morning sun as a late frost could spoil the buds.Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to MayFlower colour: pinkOther features: bright green leavesHardiness: fully hardy


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