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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - December 9th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

paint-your-own-gnomeo-&-juliet was £9.99 now £3.99
Another gnome from the ‘Gnomes and Gardens’ range. This kit will appeal to all those that adore them and is a must-have for any serious gnome collector. It makes a great gift for all ages.The kit contains a resin gnome, 6 pots of acrylic paint, paint brush and an information leaflet.

shaker-birdhouse was £14.99 now £7.49
Add a bit of character and ornamentation to your Garden with these colourful bird houses.The shakerbirdhouse require 2 cuphooks to hang the birdhouse.Please note some colours are now sold out
green-glazed-wasp-trap was £13.99 now £7.49
Practical and attractive, this natural wasp trap will help keep your patio free of unwanted visitors. Once filled with a solution of syrup and water, wasps find it irresistible. They access the trap through a cunningly shaped hole in the base that offers no escape. Unlike glass wasp traps, you don’t have to see the wasps committing hari-kari. To empty the trap, all you need to do is remove the cork and wash out the dead wasps.15cm high
strawberry - mid season fruiting
strawberry – mid season fruiting was £8.99 now £7.49
Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: fast-growingOther features: tasty, orange-red fruit (late-June to mid-July) Cropping times may be brought forward or extended if you are growing them in a greenhouse or cloche tunnel.Hardiness: fully hardy Bumper crops of large fruits that have a deliciously sweet taste and firm flesh, can be harvested from late june on this recently introduced strawberry. It is said to have a much lower incidence of producing misshapen fruits than many other types.Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Clear all the weeds and dig in lots of well-rotted manure. When planting out, space the plants at 45cm intervals with 75cm between each row and apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plants, being careful to avoid the crown. When the strawberries are starting to form, put a thick layer of straw or use strawberry mats under the plants to stop the fruit touching the soil. Sheets of black plastic mulch can also be used, and it will also help retain soil moisture, reduce weeds and encourage early cropping. Strawberries can also be planted in tubs, containers and hanging baskets.These runners are sent out bare root (ie not potted up) and should be planted on arrival. They will look dry on delivery, but should put on new growth within a few weeks after planting.
concertina-beech-wood-wine-rack was £24.99 now £12.49
Handmade from beech wood, this superbly constructed concertina wine rack is ideal for storing your favourite tipple on the kitchen work surface or elsewhere. Each rack can accommodate a case of wine and measures 17x36x60cm.
daphne was £24.99 now £12.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: December to MarchHardiness: borderline hardinessClusters of small, sweetly scented, pale pink flowers open from purple-pink buds in December among lustrous, lance-sh lance-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins. The flowers are followed by spherical, red fruit. This evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny, sheltered position where its handsome, variegated foliage will brighten the winter garden. Try it at the edge of a mixed border or next to a path where its intoxicating fragrance can be appreciated.Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.
terracotta-mallard was £34.99 now £17.49
Who can resist these superbly crafted mallard ducks? Made from frost-resistant terracotta, they would look enchanting next to a water feature or at the edge of a lawn.Size: 30x22cm high
arch-westminster-arch-plus was £69.99 now £59.99
This classically designed Westminster Arch is perfect for adding height and interest to any garden. When covered with a few fragrant climbers it will transform an entrance, create an elegant feature when straddling a path, or can be used to frame a focal point such as a sundial or a garden statue. Made from mild steel, it is strong and durable, tough, powder coated finish and comes complete with ground spikes for easy installation. Size: Height 230cm x Width 116cm x Depth 52cmCreative options:Arched gateway complete with matching cast-iron gate – turns a garden entrance into an eye-catching feature.Fragrant arbour with matching cast-iron bench – ideal for creating a secluded seating area.Clematis combines particularly well with honeysuckles and roses on arches.Choose a thornless rose, such as ‘Zephirine Drouhin’, for this position.