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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - October 7th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced items at Crocus

garden-bird-peanuts was £5.49 now £3.99
High quality safe peanuts rich in oils.They are a high energy food suitable for all year round feeding and especially during the winter months. Our Peanuts are Aflatoxin tested.Crocus TipSuitable for mesh feeders only as young birds can choke on whole peanut kernels General Feeding Tips Ensure food is available at peak feeding times such as dawn and dusk Remember to have a fresh supply of drinking water available for your garden birds Site feeders away from predators such as cats Keep feeding sites hygenic as possible by clearing away uneaten food/droppings Store all food in a cool dry place

common ivy
common ivy was £8.99 now £7.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich, preferably alkaline, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes No3 potting compost for container-grown plants)Rate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: October and NovemberFlower colour: yellowish-green (on mature plants)Hardiness: half hardyClusters of yellowish-green autumn flowers and small, lustrous, three to five-lobed, grey-green leaves with bold yellow margins. This versatile, variegated, evergreen climber is ideal as a houseplant or for covering a low wall. For use outdoors chose a sunny site sheltered from cold, drying winds with fertile, moist, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil.Garden care: Water specimens grown as houseplants regularly during the growing season, providing a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Keep moist during the winter months. Plants may be pruned at any time of the year to keep within bounds
terracotta-seat-pad-set was £19.99 now £14.99
Terracota coloured seat padsreversble one side is plain terracotta the other side has a terracotta candystripe (see inset photo)
Japanese wisteria ( syn. Wisteria Pink Ice )
Japanese wisteria ( syn. Wisteria Pink Ice ) was £19.99 now £17.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: JuneFlower colour: pale rose-pinkOther features: light grey-green leaflets, turning yellow in autumn; velvety, green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingestedHardiness: fully hardyRare Japanese wisteria producing pendulous clusters up to 45cm (18in) long of pale rose-pink flowers in June. Less vigorous than other varieties it’s ideal for training against a sunny house wall. To enhance flowering provide ample space for the roots to spread and carefully prune the twining stems twice a year.Garden care: In the first growing season tie in lateral shoots and cut back sub-lateral shoots to two or three buds. During the first winter cut back laterals by one third and sub-laterals by two or three buds
calamondine was £24.99 now £19.99
Position: full sun, shaded from hot sunSoil: John Innes No2 potting compostRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to JulyHardiness: half hardyA lovely, vigorous plant with bright green, glossy leaves and scented waxy, white flowers from spring to summer. The blooms are followed by small, spherical fruit with sweetish, thin, bright orange peel and sour flesh with few seeds. Unlike most citrus, the Calamondine orange is quite hardy and very resistant to cold but is best grown in a pot and in colder areas should be moved to a frost-free place in winter.In Vietnam the calamondine orange is a symbol of prosperity, and it is often given as a gift of good wishes on important or festive occasions.Garden care: Ideally grow in a pot which is easily moved from terrace to conservatory, in soil-based compost. Feed every two weeks with a special citrus fertiliser (there is one for summer and another for winter), and pot on or top-dress plants in late winter. Move outside after the risk of frost has passed to a sunny, sheltered patio.