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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - December 25th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

standing-meerkat-statue £89.99
This cheeky, life-like cast bronze statue of a meerkat will add a touch of humour to your garden or conservatory. With its inquisitive face it will certainly raise a few eyebrows from garden visitors. The statues are made from solid cast bronze and are 100 percent weatherproof.Medium meerkat measures 8x32cmLarge meerkat measures 10x36cm

tina-light-pruning-knife-model-tina-613 £54.99
Light pruning and grafting knife with slightly curved blade. Polished walnut handle. Folding 7cm blade, 10.5cm handle and weighs 71 grams.Made by TinaTina Horticultural knives are known the world over for excellence of workmanship and are the highest quality precision knives available. Every Tina blade is hand forged and each walnut handle is individually carved and shaped. The carbon steel blade needs less resharpening and delivers a perfect cut every time.
large-wellington-planters £44.99
These concrete wellington boot planters are hand painted in green they look ideal on the front of back door step or on the patio.Note the small size pictured next to the large pair are no longer available.
cream-enamelled-barometer £21.99
Stay ahead of changing weather conditions with this neat barometer that measures relative humidity in the air to predict whether the day will be fair, changeable or stormy. Attractively finished in dairy-cream enamel, it will give an authentic country look to any room. Position it where it can be checked regularly.If positioned outside it should be placed in an area where it is protected from rain.base diameter 124mmface diameter 100mmdepth 50mm
soil-testing-kit £12.99
Find out what’s going on in your soil with this accurate soil test kit. It not only measures soil pH (acidity), but can be used to analyse beds and borders for the three essential plant nutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Each kit contains sufficient reagents for 40 tests.
winter windflower blue-flowered
winter windflower blue-flowered £2.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained, humus-rich soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: March to AprilFlower colour: blueHardiness: fully hardyBulb Size: 5+This is a wonderful plant that produces cheerful, daisy-like flowers in shades of blue and purple in March and April. These are perfect plants for naturalising in a mixed border around the base of deciduous shrubs, or adding spring colour to the edge of a woodland garden. For maximum impact, plant in bold drifts in September or October, and if happy, they should spread quite quickly.Garden care: Soak the tubers overnight in cool water and plant them (it doesn’t matter which way up) 5cm deep and 5cm apart. Ideally you should choose a spot where they can be left undisturbed so they can naturalise and spread.
tomato £1.69
Position: full sunSoil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: half hardyComing from the area around Florence, this indeterminate (cordon – not a bush as stated by some other seed companies) produces medium-large, old-fashioned, mishapen, heavy, ribbed beef tomatoes. They are very meaty (can weigh around 150g each) and are ideal for slicing. This variety is so good it has won the Royal Horticultral Society’s Award of Garden Merit. You really cant go wrong.Growing InstructionsSow indoors – February to May. Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot selecting the strongest seedling. Use multi purpose compost, to cover seeds. Plant out in a greenhouse April to June Harvest – July to September