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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - August 21st, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines at Crocus

climbing hybrid tea rose
climbing hybrid tea rose £6.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: June and JulyFlower colour: crimson-tinted, clear pinkOther features: scented flowersHardiness: fully hardyMasses of fragrant, fully double, crimson-tinted, clear pink flowers with ruffled petals in June and July and large, dark green leaves. This early summer-flowering climbing rose has a delicious scent, reminiscent of sweet peas. Ideal for covering a sunny fence or wall, the charming, old-style blooms are followed by large, spherical, red rose-hips.Please note : All our roses have had a summer prune to tidy them up so they will not be in flower when you receive them.Garden care: Before planting shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 8-15cm (3-6in) above ground-level. Plant during a frost-free spell, incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the 'bud union' (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil.All our roses are field grown. In October/November they are dug up and potted. However, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when winter planting. Some suppliers send out 'bare root' plants unpotted, but we don't as it is easier to manage them on the nursery in pots.

fuchsia £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost)Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to OctoberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)Delicate-looking, long, slender white flowers, often tinged pink, hang from arching stems from June to October. With its exceptionally long flowering season, this upright, deciduous shrub will light up a partially shaded border, or make a lovely specimen in a container on the patio. It performs best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with protection from cold, drying winds.Garden care: To encourage bushy growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.