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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - March 7th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines today at Crocus

bosmere-ride-on-mower-cover-g365 £14.99
A specially shaped Ride on Mower Cover. The cover is made, with non-rot thread, out of woven coated Polyethylene, which has been UV stabilised in both the weave and coating of the fabric for longer life. There are two ventilation holes to help reduce condensation in the top of the cover, also it has eyelets round the base and a securing cord included.Please Note: Mower not included

camellia £12.99
An elegant evergreen shrub, with large trumpet-shaped rose-pink flowers borne in spring. This is a rounded shrub that makes a lovely shape in the border. A deservedly popular early spring flowered variety.Position: partial shade, but not east facingSoil: ericaeousUltimate size: 2.5m x 2.5mFlowers: rose-pink (February to May)Other features: evergreen foliageHardiness: fully hardy
delphinium £8.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June and July Flower colour: pale sky-blue with a white eyeOther features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation; excellent cut-flowers; deeply lobed, mid-green leavesHardiness: fully hardy Pretty pale blue flowers rise in spires above the foliage in early summer. This variety is relatively low growing but is still great for adding vertical vertical interest in the middle of a herbaceous border. To encourage a second flush of flowers in late summer you should cut the flowered stems back as soon as they have finished.Garden care: For best results choose an open spot away from taller plants. If necessary stake with bamboo canes as they start to shoot upwards in mid-spring. During the growing season apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks and wearing gloves cut back the faded flower-stems to a flowering side-shoot. Protect the young foliage against slug-damage in spring and at the end of autumn cut back and compost the faded flower-stems.
arum lily
arum lily £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich, moist soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Flower colour: pure whiteOther features: all parts may cause stomach ache if eaten and the sap can irritate the skinHardiness: full hardy (borderline)Unusual, pure white hood-shaped flowers that are up to 10-15cm (4-6in) long are produced from late spring to mid-summer. It makes a striking architectural clump with lovely arrow-shaped, glossy dark green leaves. It looks great grown beside water as a marginal plant and can be left outside in most frost-prone areas if it is given a deep winter mulch.Garden care: Grow in moist soil or as a marginal plant in a basket with heavy loam soil in water 30cm (12in) deep. Mulch plants well in winter.
white French lavender
white French lavender £6.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June and JulyHardiness: borderline hardyAs the name suggests, this French lavender has spikes of pure white flowers, topped with distinctive white, butterfly-like tufts from late spring to summer and grey-green, aromatic leaves. It makes a striking feature planted en masse as a fragrant edging for a sunny, protected border, along a path or in a container. Like most French lavenders, this is earlier flowering than its English cousins, but associates well with them if you want to prolong the season of lavender in your garden. The flower-spikes are also a magnet for bees and other beneficial insects. In frost-prone areas it is best grown in a large container and over-wintered indoors. As it’s borderline hardy it is best grown in a container in colder areas of the country and should be over-wintered in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded to retain a compact shape. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.