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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 26th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

50 plus 20 FREE Primula Auricula Rainbow Garden Ready Plugs
50 plus 20 FREE Primula Auricula Rainbow Garden Ready Plugs £10.99
The plants are grown in individual cells and measure approximately 6 to 10 cm. They can be grown on or planted directly into your tubs or garden. Additional Information:Colours include pink, yellow, primrose, apricot, magenta, pink bicolour and all with yellow eye.Plant in full sun to partial shadeThese plants can be grown on or planted straight out in your garden, tubs and basketsThey will flower in early spring.To ensure that your plants arrive in the best possible condition each pack will be despatched individually

Oval Leaf Privet - Hedging Range
Oval Leaf Privet – Hedging Range £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: any well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July and August Flower colour: whiteOther features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingestedHardiness: fully hardyTo find out more about how to plant a hedge, click hereDense clusters of white flowers in July and August followed by shiny, spherical, black fruit and oval, rich-green leaves. This vigorous oval leaf privet makes an excellent, pollution-tolerant hedge for an urban or suburban site. Thriving in sun or shade, the lustrous, dark green foliage provides an evergreen backdrop for ornamental and feature plants.Garden care: Plants grown as free-standing specimens require minimal pruning – where necessary remove any misplaced or diseased branches in late-winter or early spring. Trim hedging plants twice yearly – in May and August. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.
winter heath
winter heath £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained acid soil. Will tolerate mildly alkaline soil.Rate of growth: averageFlowering period: January to MarchHardiness: fully hardyMasses of white, urn-shaped flowers appear from January to March among bright green foliage. This winter heather has an upright and compact habit, making it a particularly suitable container plant. Try it in a pot near the house with winter-flowering pansies and early-flowering crocuses, where it will lift the spirits in the depths of winter. In the garden it looks best planted in bold drifts among other heathers, or beneath deciduous trees. As it tolerates mildly alkaline soil there’s no need to use a special potting compost.Garden care: During the growing season water regularly, applying a half-strength application of a balanced liquid fertiliser every four weeks. After the plant has flowered trim with shears or secateurs to remove the dead flowers and encourage bushy growth.