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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 16th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

bosch-axt22d-electric-shredder £199.99
Power: 2200 WCutting Diameter: 38 mmThroughput: 180 Kg /hWeight: 25 KgDrum Cutting systemCollection box: 50 L

leaf-sweeper £94.99
Take the hard work out of collecting leaves and grass cuttings this autumn using this lightweight and effective leaf sweeper. It has four rows of nylon brushes that can be set at different heights for various conditions. It also has robust rubber wheels and a large, rot proof collecting bag.The lawn sweeper’s nylon brushes are XXcm wide and overall machine width is xxxcm with the wheels.26″ wide push sweeperIdeal for lawn and driveway leaf collection10″ wheels10″ sweeping brushEasy lift out hopper200 litre Hopper capacitySimple height adjustment1 Year manufacturers warranty
handy-electric-tiller £61.99
This new Mowerland mains electric tiller takes a lot of the sweat and hard-work out of gardening. Use it in the spring for cultivating firm ground and for digging-in compost and fertilisers. In the summer it’s ideal for cultivating borders, beds, and vegetable gardens gardens and digging up weeds. The electric (230 volts) 750W motor provides easy starting, quiet operation and can handle most soil types. Revolving tines are mounted under the motor so you can guide the tiller easily between narrow vegetable rows, around trees, or amongst perennials.Operated from the mains electricity supply 10 metre (33ft) cable,Working width of 30cm (12in) Working depth depth of up to 25cm (10in), depending on soil conditions Foldable handles for easy storageWeight of the tiller is 7.5kgs1 year manufacturer’s warrantyHere are a few pointers regarding the machinery part of your order.Machinery cannot be left without a signature, so you will need to sign for deliveryIf you can’t be there, talk nicely to your neighbour and then when you place your order remember to say ‘please leave with neighbour if not in’, so we knowMachinery will be easy to assemble (if not already assembled) and will come with an owner’s manual or instruction booklet
the-handy-eco-vac £34.99
3 functions, blows, vacuums & shreds2500 watt motorTelescopic nozzleLeaf shredding ratio 10:1Collection bag capacity 35 litreShoulder strap & fitted wheel supportCable length 6 metre
scotts-evergreen-autumn-lawn-builder-8kg-400-sq-m £25.99
Prepares the lawn for winter by strengthening the roots and releases the nutrients when needed. Early greening for next season. Slow release formula – no surge growth. No scorch fertiliser. Apply using a handheld spreader or alternatively, for larger lawns the job can be made much easier y applying using a Scotts Spreader. For use on lawns only. NPK fertiliser 15-0-26
dogwood £24.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: deep, fertile, moisture-retentive soilRate of growth: slow to averageFlowering period: MayHardiness: fully hardyThis is a stunning tree, with two seasons of interest, that really earns itsplace in the garden. In May, it produces masses of tiny, purplish-green flowers surrounded by large, showy, white, flower bracts. In autumn, the mid-green leaves turn brilliant shades of orange, red and purple. This broadly conical dogwood is an excellent specimen tree for small gardens. Although it tolerates dappled shade, it performs best in a sunny site with fertile, moisture-retentive soil.Garden care: Incorporate a quantity of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure in the planting hole to improve the moisture retentive qualities of the soil.
tree poppy
tree poppy £14.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to OctoberFlower colour: pure white with yellow centresOther features: handsome grey-green leavesHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)This is an old cultivar (first dicovered in California in 1875), which has recently been ‘rediscovered’. The large flowers which can grow to the size of a saucer are the key feature of the plant. The petals have a crinkled look which resembles crepe paper, and these surround a fat yellow centre – they look a bit like fried eggs! They have a slight scent and if they are cut while still in bud, they will usually last for several days. Its lovely blue-grey foliage is a bonus. It is slow to become established, so you may need to be patient, but it is definitely worth the wait. Garden care: Cut back flower stems close to the base in March. Provide a deep dry mulch in the winter months for protection.
Skimmia £14.99
Position: lightly dappled or deep shadeSoil: moist, fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to MayFlower colour: pure white, often pink or red tingedOther features: good shrub for a dark spot in the gardenHardiness: fully hardyA dome-shaped, evergreen shrub with narrow, tapered dark green leaves which are slightly aromatic. In mid- to late spring, fragrant white flowers, sometimes tinged pink or red, open from red buds on dense panicles. In autumn, bright red berries are produce, often lasting well in to winter. A good shrub for a pot on the patio or in the garden border.Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Light or no pruning is required, but can be trimmed lightly after flowering to maintain the symmetry of the shrub.
camellia £12.99
Position: partial shade (but not east-facing)Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)Rate of growth: average Flowering period: October to DecemberHardiness: fully hardyLarge pale pink, single flowers with a large central boss of golden yellow stamens appear among lustrous, dark green leaves in late autumn. The delicate petals of this vigorous camellia start to unfurl in October just when the garden is most in need of colour and scent. A strongly upright camellia that’s best grown in a sheltered spot.Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.