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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - August 14th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced price on products today at Crocus

hart's tongue fern
hart's tongue fern was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained, preferably alkaline soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardyShiny, wavy-edged fronds unfurl like frisee lettuce in early spring, and remain all year. This is an unusual, showy, evergreen hart's tongue fern that looks best planted en masse, either under shrubs, at the edge of a shady border, or among spring-flowering perennials. Once established, it can tolerate dry soil.Garden care: Plant in soil that has been improved with organic matter. Water regularly during the growing season, ensuring that the soil or compost does not dry out while the plant is gettng established. <br

Balkan cranesbill
Balkan cranesbill was £6.49 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast growingFlowering period: May to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyClusters of small, saucer shaped, purplish pink flowers are held on slender stems above strong aromatic, light green leaves from May to September. This is one of the most versatile and useful geraniums, as it will thrive even in dry shade. The deeply cut, semi-evergreen foliage also spreads quickly to form low hummocks that suppress weeds for most of the year. It looks lovely with strongly shaped perennials, such as bergenia, or polemonium, or planted en masse under trees, and is also valuable for hiding the foliage of spring bulbs as they die down. The leaves often turn red in the autumn too. Garden care: Carefully weed by hand – hoeing can break rhizomes as these are very close to the surface. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.
globe thistle
globe thistle was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: poor, well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: AugustHardiness: fully hardyEver popular for their globes of blue flowers that attract hoards of insects, globe thistles bring a natural look to the garden. This handsome blue variety is ideal for the middle or back of a sunny, well-drained border. It makes a particularly good cut or dried flower.Garden care: Cut down to the ground after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.