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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - August 15th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Lots of new items added today at Crocus

plum
plum £31.99
Position: full sunSoil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drainedRate of growth: slow growingUltimate size (St Julien): 4x4m (13x13ft)Flowering period: April to MayFlower colour: whiteOther features: a popular culinary plum with dark purple fruit (early August)Hardiness: fully hardyOne of the most popular culinary varieties available. White flowers are produced in spring, followed by a heavy crop of juicy, dark purple fruit with yellowish-green flesh. If the fruit is left on the tree to fully ripen, they can also be used as a dessert plum. It is a reliable variety with good frost resistance, is self-fertile and is easy to grow.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 cankerGoes well with: Malus domestica 'Discovery', Ribes nigrum 'Ben Lomond', Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum 'Invicta', Ribes rubrum 'Laxton's Number one', Rubus idaeus 'Autumn Bliss' , Rubus fruticosus 'Oregon Thornless'

cherry
cherry £31.99
Position: full sunSoil: deep, moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: slow growingUltimate size (Colt): 6x6m (20x20ft)Ultimate size (Giesla 5): 3x3m (10x10ft)Flowering period: April to MayHardiness: fully hardyThe deciduous tree is grown for its superb large, dark red acid cherries that are ideal for cooking. It has a compact but spreading habit, small white flowers in spring and bitter-sweet fruit August which are perfect for stewing. A popular, self-fertile cherry that is suitable for north facing situations and can tolerate heavy soil.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.
plum
plum £31.99
Position: full sunSoil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drainedRate of growth: slow growingUltimate size (Pixy): 3x3m (10x10ft)Flowering period: April to MayFlower colour: whiteOther features: top quality culinary or dessert plum (late September)Hardiness: fully hardyAn upright, vigorous tree which produces large, sweet purple plums late in the season. It is a popular variety that has cup-shaped white flowers later than most, reducing the risk of the blossom being killed by late frosts. The versatile fruit can either be eaten fresh or used for cooking, and is fairly juicy with yellow flesh. It is a self-fertile tree that is wonderful plum for a small garden.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 cankerGoes well with: Malus domestica 'Discovery', Ribes nigrum 'Ben Lomond', Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum 'Invicta', Ribes rubrum 'Laxton's Number one', Rubus idaeus 'Autumn Bliss' , Rubus fruticosus 'Oregon Thornless'
plum
plum £31.99
Position: full sunSoil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drainedRate of growth: slow growingUltimate size (St Julien): 4x4m (13x13ft)Ultimate size (Pixy): 3x3m (10x10ft)Flowering period: April to MayFlower colour: whiteOther features: top quality culinary or dessert plum (late September)Hardiness: fully hardyA reliable 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 cankerGoes well with: Malus domestica 'Discovery', Ribes nigrum 'Ben Lomond', Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum 'Invicta', Ribes rubrum 'Laxton's Number one', Rubus idaeus 'Autumn Bliss' , Rubus fruticosus 'Oregon Thornless'
pear
pear £29.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: AprilFlower colour: pure whiteOther features: edible dessert pearsHardiness: fully hardyThis lovely columnar tree is covered with pure white flowers in mid-spring, followed by delicious, small to medium sized dessert pears. A high yielding variety producing fruits with an excellent flavour, to guarantee cross pollination plant in an open sunny site with a variety from the same flowering group (e.g. 'Doyenne du Comice'). Garden care: Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in mid summer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Add a high-nitrogen feed in springGoes well with: Pyrus communis 'Doyenne du Comice', Myrtus communis, Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', Euphorbia palustris, Leucojum aestivum, Galanthus nivalis
pear
pear £29.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April Flower colour: pure whiteOther features: edible, yellow-skinned dessert pearsHardiness: fully hardyThis dessert pear tree is covered with pure white flowers in mid spring, followed by delicious, juicy, yellow skinned fruits. A reliable cropping variety it's an ideal small tree for an open, sunny site. To ensure cross pollination plant at least two trees of this variety or another from the same flowering group (e.g. 'Beth'). Garden care: Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in mid-summer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Add a high-nitrogen feed in spring.Goes well with: Pyrus communis 'Beth', Myrtus communis, Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', Euphorbia palustris, Leucojum aestivum, Galanthus nivalis.
long-handled-bulb-planter
long-handled-bulb-planter £19.99
One of the best and toughest bulb planters we have found it cuts a clean planting hole and removes the soil plug ready for dropping the bulb in to the hole. The bulb planter has a generous 7cm diameter, so is ideal for planting all sized bulbs and even has a handy depth guide on it too. The planter head and socket is made from carbon steel with an ash handle, and the entire planter measures 1m tall. Easy to use and great for even the toughest of soils.
poeticus daffodil
poeticus daffodil £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: late AprilFlower colour: pure whiteOther features: excellent as cut-flowers; contact with the sap may cause skin irritationHardiness: fully hardyBulb Size: 12/14Legends about daffodils about but one of my favourites probably comes from the Victorians who held that daffodils originated as the brightest stars in heaven and when an angel saw a selfless deed on earth, they would pluck one of these stars and place it down on the earth. Plant these in bold swathes and you can create your very own carpet of stars. This is an exquisitely formed, American bred flower with a big white disc flower that has slightly windswept-looking petals and a red and orange banded, green eyed central cup. An added bonus is its spicy scent.Garden care: Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep from late summer to early autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, dead-head and allow the leaves to die back naturally.
Species Tulip
Species Tulip £8.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: late AprilFlower colour: red and yellowOther features: excellent in meadow plantingHardiness: fully hardyThis is a very old variety which has come back into vogue recently and is causing quite a stir. It has curious elongated petals that are a mixture of red or yellow, normally with more yellow towards the base and red towards the tips. The strange, spidery blooms are great for providing interest to garden borders or wildflower meadows in mid-spring.Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.