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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - December 16th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced price on items today at Crocus

beech-dibber was £3.99 now £2.49
You can use a stick or an old biro to sow large seeds – or plant out seedlings, but a proper dibber is so much more satisfying to use!This Beech dibber is hand made in England and feels lovely in the hand. It should (like its owner) only get better with age

snail-away was £9.99 now £2.99
At last, a effective and safe way to keep slugs and snails out of your containers. ‘Snail Away’ is a decorative, self adhesive tape which can be fitted in minutes. Powered by a small battery (9volt PP3 – not included) which you can expect to last a whole season, it works by giving an electric shock to any snail or slug trying to cross it. After a few tries they give up and go away – so there are no messy bodies to clear up! 2 metres of tape – is sufficient for a pot up to 60cms (24ins) diameter.
elephant-watering-can was £4.99 now £2.99
If your watering can no longer makes you smile, get one of these. Made from plastic, they measure 18x29cm. Each can features and easy-pour spout and comfortable handle. A gift that will make you go ‘Aaah!’
butane-gas-regulator-for-camping-gas was £6.99 now £3.49
28 mbar gas regulator suitable for Propane gas bottle made by Camping gas only
grilltech-clip-on-propagne-regulator was £4.99 now £3.49
Clip-on Propane Regulator 37mB will fit BP Gas Light bottles and will also fit Calor ‘patio’ gas bottles
periwinkle was £7.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun to full shadeSoil: tolerant of most soilsRate of growth: average, non-invasiveFlowering period: April-June and then August- SeptemberFlower colour:powder blueHardiness: fully hardyNot to be confused with some of the coarser forms, this selected Vinca produces pretty star-shaped flowers of pale blue on arching stems. There are two seasonal flowering peaks; the first in spring, then again in late summer, but one can enjoy a light scattering of flowers almost continuously between these peiods. The shiny, oval leaves are reliably evergreen, creating a welcome bright carpet to any shaded planting.Garden care: Trim off old outer foliage in early spring to reveal new central growth which bears the flowers.
noma-classic was £4.99 now £3.99
Noma’s Classic Indoor light shadeless set.Mains Voltage 230-240v 1.5m (5ft) lead. 15cm (6 in lamp) spacing.All Noma Lights Mains classic light conform to all British safety standards .and are kite marked
winter heath
winter heath was £533.00 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained acid soil. Will tolerate mildly alkaline soil.Rate of growth: averageFlowering period: January to MayHardiness: fully hardyMasses of small, urn-shaped, deep pink flowers, maturing to magenta then crimson smother the plant from January to May and contrast beautifully with the fine, dark green foliage. Low and spreading in habit, it’s useful groundcover for sunny, well-drained areas of the garden and looks at home planted in bold drifts with other heathers. Though it prefers acid soil, the plant will tolerate mildly alkaline soil and partial shade.Garden care: During the growing season water regularly, applying a half-strength application of a balanced liquid fertiliser every four weeks. After the plant has flowered trim with shears or secateurs to remove the dead flowers and encourage bushy growth.
golden oats
golden oats was £7.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June and July Flower colour: purplish-green maturing to pale goldOther features: the flowers make attractive dried flower arrangementsHardiness: fully hardyArching stems of glistening, golden, oat-like flowerheads above clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. This majestic evergreen grass is an excellent specimen plant for a sunny, mixed or new perennial border. Perfect for introducing movement, it looks stunning under-planted with the rich purple flowerheads of Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’.Garden care: When planting always wear stout gardening gloves to protect against the sharp edges of the basal leaves. Wearing gloves, comb through the plant in early spring to remove dead foliage.