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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 27th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new products

self fertile apple
self fertile apple £29.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingUltimate size on MM106 rootstock: 5.5 x 5.5m (18 x 18ft)Flowering period: April and MayHardiness: fully hardyPollination Group: C – flowering mid to late seasonThis is perfect for smaller gardens as you dont need another tree to produce a bumber crop of sweet, crisp and aromatic fruits that are ready to eat in September. It will be happy in a large pot, as long as it is kep well fed and watered, and it has a good resistance to many of the common diseases. We think it is going to be very popular. Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. Remove damaged or crossing branches during the dormant season.Pollination Information: This apple belongs to pollination group C, however it is self fertile, so does not need a pollinating partner to produce a bumper crop of apples. It can also be used to cross-pollinate with other apples in this group.

clematis (group 3)
clematis (group 3) £8.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberFlower colour: purpleHardiness: fully hardyA low growing perennial form, which has pretty, lacy foliage and tulip-shaped, velvety, rich purple flowers with contrasting yellow stamens. Its compact form make it ideal for pots and containers, or spilling through a herbaceous border.Garden care: Cut back the stems to the base of the plant each winter and apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.