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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - February 28th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new products

Rose and Lavander Collection
Rose and Lavander Collection £24.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberOther features: excellent cut-flowersHardiness: fully hardyThis is a sure-fire combination of two gorgeous plants. The rose was voted the nations favourite in the BBC Gardeners’ World poll in 2006, while the lavenders have been a stalwart of the British garden for years. Plant them out in a sunny spot in the garden, ideally close to an entranceway or path so you can enjoy their heady scent.In this collection you will receive one rose and three lavender plants (a total of four plants) Rosa Gertrude Jekyll = ‘Ausbord’ (PBR):Beautiful, fragrant, double, deep pink flowers from July to September and greyish-green leaves. The flowers of this popular, repeat-flowering bush rose have a characteristic, old-fashioned fragrance. Performing best on fertile, moist, well-drained soil, it’s best grown towards the back of the border. Supplied in a 4 litre pot. Grows to 1.5m.Lavandula angustifolia:Dense spikes of fragrant, pale to deep purple, summer flowers and steely, grey-green foliage. This compact English lavender makes a fabulous, flowering informal hedge. Perfect for a sunny, well-drained site the fragrant flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects. Supplied in 1 litre pots. Grows to 1m.Garden care: Plant during a frost-free spell, incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the ‘bud union’ of the rose (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil.

bamboo-plant-labels-8″ £5.99
The perfect gift for yourself or a gardening friend, this set of 12 bamboo plant labels is both practical and stylish. Either use them to label seedtrays or rows of seedlings in the garden, or for the identification of prized specimens.
asparagus Gijnlim
asparagus Gijnlim £1.99
Position: full sunSoil: any moderately, fertile soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardyAn excellent variety with bright green spears and deep purple tips that produces an exceptionally high yield. The crowns are best planted between March and May, and though a few spears can be cut the following year, it is best left for two years so that it can grow into a strong plant. Connover’s Colossal has been awarded an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.Garden care: Plant crowns in atrench that is 30cm (12in) wide by 20cm (8in) deep with a central ridge that is 10cm (4in) high. Place the crown on the ridge, spreading the roots out evenly and cover with soil. Harvest the spears in mid-spring when they are about 15cm (6in) tall and fairly thick.