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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - December 4th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced products at Crocus

dog's tooth violet
dog’s tooth violet was £1.74 now £1.00
Position: partial to shadeSoil: fertile, humus-rich, freely draining soil that does not dry outRate of growth: fastFlowering period: March and April Flower colour: yellow Hardiness: fully hardyEach stem of this plant will carry up to 10 nodding, sulphur-yellow flowers with a brown central ring and deep yellow anthers. The foliage can be equally showy as it has either bronze-mottled, or fainter white marbling on the deep green, glossy leaves. In early spring this combination makes a very colourful display in woodlands and meadows. This is a vigorous plant which will form clumps and spread.Garden care: Plant bulbs 15 – 20cm deep and 15cm apart in naturalistic drifts where they can be left undisturbed for several years. Try to avoid planting under shrubs or trees that will soak up all the soil moisture in the summer.

beech-tea-light-holder was £7.99 now £3.49
Add a sense of serenity and tranquillity indoors or out with these simple, but stylish, beech tea light holders. Perfect for creating an intimate atmosphere around the patio or indoors. Candles not included.
recycled-glass-seed-storage-jar was £5.99 now £3.49
This is a very useful little container – great for storing seed, nails, all those little bits and bobs that get lost easily or hang around in the bottom of drawers and tool boxes. It’s made from re-cycled glass which means it takes less energy and raw materials to make. It also looks very good!Dimensions: Height 11cm
hellebore was £6.99 now £4.49
Position: partial shadeSoil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: February to April Flower colour: white, sometimes with a pink edgeOther features: all parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested; the sap may cause skin irritationHardiness: fully hardyPretty, pendent, saucer-shaped flowers are held above leathery, deep green leaves from late winter to early spring. Lenten rose make an attractive ground cover in dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs. Plant them in heavy, neutral to alkaline soil.Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in autumn and provide a top-dressing of general fertiliser each spring.
beech-tea-light-holder was £9.99 now £4.99
Add a sense of serenity and tranquillity indoors or out with these simple, but stylish, beech tea light holders. Perfect for creating an intimate atmosphere around the patio or indoors. Candles not included. Now with £2.00 off
melamine-picnic-set was £6.99 now £4.99
These pretty and practical picnic sets in raspberry and lime are made from hard wearing melamine. The set consists of two 15cm bowls, two 20cm plates and two 25cm plates, one of each colour. Each set comes in a handy, dishwasher-safe bag so when you’ve finished your picnic you can stuff the dirty plates in the bag and put the whole lot in the dishwasher at home.
40-classic-multicoloured was £9.99 now £5.99
Noma’s Classic Indoor 40 light shadeless set.Mains Voltage 230-240vLights: 5.9m (19ft) plus 1.5m (5ft) lead, 15cm (6 in lamp) spacingReplacement Lamp Code – G1All Noma Lights Mains classic light conform to all British safety standards and are kite marked.
blueberry -  early fruiting
blueberry – early fruiting was £9.99 now £6.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: prefers moist, well-drained acidic soil but will grow in sandy or normal soilRate of growth: fast-growingOther features: light blue berries (June-July)Hardiness: fully hardyAn early season variety, which produces its delicious fruit on compact, rounded bushes. In late spring the plant is covered with masses of white flowers, and these are followed by firm, flavourful blueberries. These fruits appear in large clusters, so are very easy to pick. Beacause it produces so much fruit, commercial growers have nicknamed it ‘the mortgage lifter’. Plant breeders have called it ‘Bluegold’, which probably refers to the blue berries and golden-yellow, winter wood.Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.
rose Gertrude Jekyll  (shrub)
rose Gertrude Jekyll (shrub) was £8.99 now £6.49
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July and SeptemberFlower colour: deep pinkOther features: excellent cut-flowersHardiness: fully hardyBeautiful, fragrant, double, deep pink flowers from July to September and greyish-green leaves. The flowers of this popular, repeat-flowering bush rose have a characteristic, old-fashioned fragrance. Performing best on fertile, moist, well-drained soil, it’s best grown towards the back of the border in sun or partial shade. This rose was voted as the nations favourite in the BBC Gardeners’ World poll in 2006 – so it is definitely worth finding a spot for it in the garden.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.