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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - February 11th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products today at Crocus

Pink Mist
Pink Mist £47.99
Imagine a country garden shrouded in a soft delicate mist. That is what inspired this Pink Mist bouquet.White Trachelium nestles amongst strong scented pink Oriental Lilies with soft pink Bouvardia, spray roses and flowing white Lisianthus. While dark green spikes of Ruscus complete the bouquet.What you get for your money4 pale pink spray roses3 pink oriental lily4 white Trachelium3 white Lisianthus5 Ruscus4 pink Bouvardia

brabantia-metal-post-box-b230-green £45.99
Compact post box sufficient space for normal family mail, Weatherproof no wet mail. Features – Safety lock with 2 coded keys keys (200 different combinations).SizeLength 155mm x Width 375mm x Height 370mm.
blackberry £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: any soilRate of growth: fast-growingOther features: medium-sized, juicy fruit from mid AugustHardiness: fully hardyThis high yielding, thornless bush can produce up to 3.6kg of large, firm and glossy blackberries from mid August until the first frosts. It is such a super-producer, that it is now the number one variety used by commercial growers. Grow it in a large pot on a sunny patio, or train it against a sunny wall or fence and enjoy a long-lasting supply of delicious fruit.Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure. Space at 1.8m intervals and once planted, shorten the canes to about 23cm (9in). Each spring, mulch well with well-rotted manure. Plants flower on one-year-old wood, so the new canes need to be separated from fruiting ones. After cropping, cut the fruiting canes down to the ground and tie in the new ones that have grown that year.
gooseberry £9.99
Position: full sun, but some shading needed in very hot weatherSoil: any well-drained soilRate of growth: averageOther features: large, pale green berries (late July)Hardiness: fully hardyA vigorous, spreading bush with large, pale green berries which are good for both culinary and dessert use. It is one of the most popular gooseberries grown due to heavy yields and resistance to American gooseberry mildew. Gooseberries are easy to grow shrubs for any size garden and are usually the first bush fruit to be picked. Grow them as bushes, fans, espaliers, cordons or even standards.Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Once planted, apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring, as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser. Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds. In the first year, prune shoots back by half to three-quarters to an outward-facing bud in winter. After that prune out weak and older branches only.
cranesbill £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: vigorousFlowering period: June to JulyHardiness: fully hardyDense clusters of saucer shaped, heavily veined rich violet flowers appear among deeply divided, mid-green leaves in one burst in midsummer. This vigorous plant quickly forms hummocks of attractive, deeply divided foliage that colours beautifully in autumn. It’s an effective and low maintenance groundcover plant. Although it will take some shade, it flowers best in a sunny site. Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.
false goatsbeard
false goatsbeard £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, humus-rich soilRate of Growth: vigorousFlowering period: JulyHardiness: fully hardyDelicate, feathery, vivid pink plumes appear in midsummer above serrated, bronze- tinted, mid-green leaves. This astilbe is one of the taller varieties. It’s ideal for a moist bog garden or moist border, and the foliage contrasts particularly well with plants like rodgersia which have bolder, coarse-textured leaves. Although it can grow in drier soils it does need to be in a shady spot.Garden care:Newly planted astilbes need to be kept well watered until they are established. Lift and divide large clumps every three or four years, discarding old, woody rhizomes. Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in spring.
pink £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA popular modern pink with clove-scented, double, pale pink flowers with red centres from early summer through to autumn. The fine, silvery-green foliage makes a lovely frame for the masses of flowers. Old-fashioned by reputation, and short-lived by nature, this is none the less a robust plant witha long flowering period that will tolerate a wide range of conditions.It is best planted towards the front of a perennial border or rockgarden, or in a pot.Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compostinto the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring anddeadhead to prolong flowering.
African daisy
African daisy £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: Frost hardy (may need winter protection in cold areas)A popular, spreading perennial, with cheerful, open daisies of palest lilac or white with purple centres. The back of each petal are a darker smoky lilac, and as the flower opens and closes with the sun, this contrast adds to the plant’s charm. This is one of the hardiest osteospermums, and it keeps on producing an uplifting display of flowers from early summer through to autumn. It looks lovely planted en masse in containers on a sunny terrace, or in a wide, herbaceous border. Garden care: Protect plants in very cold areas and lift and divide congested clumps in autumn or spring.