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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - December 16th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

double-fronted-eucalyptus-growhouse £349.99
Made from FSC certified Eucalyptus and toughened glass, these folding plant houses will help keep your seedlings snug in colder weather. They are stylish as well as practical, have hinged lids, slatted, removable shelves, a solid back so they don’t need to sit against a wall, and short legs which will ensure good air circulation. Once the temperatures rise, you can remove the shelves, fold them up and store them in the shed to free up space in the garden.Measurements: 119cm wide (side to side) x 59cm depth (front to back) x 80cm high

quince £34.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, moist but well drainedRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to MayFlower colour: pale pink to whiteOther features: quinces were once used as room freshenersHardiness: fully hardyNative to rocky slopes in Southwestern Asia, quinces are attractive small, rounded trees with knarled and slightly contorted branches. The stems are clothed in shallow bowl-shaped, pale pink to white flowers in late spring, and these are followed by very fragrant pale green, pear-like fruits. These ripen in autumn to a golden yellow, and grow up to 8cm long. They are too bitter and hard to eat fresh, but when cooked the flesh softens and turns pink and makes a delicious jam. It is a very hardy plant, but it needs warmth and sun to fruit well, so in colder climates it is best trained against a south facing wall. It works well in oriental style gardens and it has received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.