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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - March 10th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines today at Crocus

rechargeable-candle-lights £19.99
Perfect for parties, dining outdoors, picnics and camping. Safe and easy to use with no flame, no smoke, no wax and no mess !Includes charger, 4 rechargeable LED flickering candlelights and 4 frosted glass tumblers.Up to 12 hours of light per charge. Simply recharge and re-use over and over again.

camellia £13.99
Position: partial shade (but not east-facing)Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March to April Flower colour: pale pinkOther features: glossy, deep green leavesHardiness: fully hardyA staple for the shrub border, this upright Camellia will add year-round structure and interest, with its lustrous, deep green foliage. In early and mid spring the semi-double, soft pink flowers open from fat buds to reveal a prominent boss of yellow stamens. A prolific flowerer, it will provide a centrepiece for the spring garden, and looks beautiful when underplanted with an array of rich pink, plum or white coloured, early flowering tulips.Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers, protect the shrub from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.
terrocotta-style-self-watering-window-box £12.99
This Premium Self Watering Trough is good for creating attractive displays in even the smallest of spaces and is designed to reduce maintenance and increase the time you have to enjoy your efforts. It has a water-level indicator that tells you when to refill the reservoir and a convenient funnel that lets you water from the top.It’s LightweightIt’s durableIt’s weather resistantDimensions: Height: 17cm
hairy chervil
hairy chervil £8.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, fertile soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April-JuneFlower colour: pinkOther features: great in a woodland settingHardiness: fully hardyUmbeliferous plants (ones that produce flowers that radiate from the top of a single stem and look like giant starbursts) are really in demand now, and this is one of the best. The clusters of soft pink flowers appear in late spring and early summer and top the spreading mounds of deeply divided foliage, which has a distict fern-like appearance. The leaves are slightly hairy, have a delicious, apple scent and are sometimes flushed with purple. In the wild, the species can be found in hedgerows, open woodland and meadows from Spain to Russia.Garden care: Cut back tatty foliage to neaten it up and apply a generous layer of mulch around the roots in the autumn.
herb-sissors-with-free-chive-seeds £8.99
These special herb scissors have 5 parallel blades to cut chives and other herbs quickly and evenly without crushing them.The set comes with a Free packet of chive seeds, a metal plant marker and a card with instructions.
fuchsia £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost)Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to OctoberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)Delicate-looking, long, slender white flowers, often tinged pink, hang from arching stems from June to October. With its exceptionally long flowering season, this upright, deciduous shrub will light up a partially shaded border, or make a lovely specimen in a container on the patio. It performs best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with protection from cold, drying winds.Garden care: To encourage bushy growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.
rodgersia £7.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich, moist soilRate of growth: slow-to-establish Flowering period: July and August Flower colour: yellowish-white, pink or redOther features: attractive seed-headsHardiness: fully hardySpikes of yellowish-white, pink or red, star-shaped flowers on tall, reddish-green stems in mid- and late-summer above heavily-veined, deeply-divided, dark-green leaves. This handsome foliage plant is perfect for the moist margins of a pond or stream. Slow-to-establish, it’s best grown in a sheltered, partially shady site that’s moist but not water-logged.Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould when planting. Protect the young foliage against slug damage using beer traps or environmentally friendly slug pellets. Lift and divide congested colonies in early spring.
windflower £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, fertile, humus-rich soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyAs the name suggests, Hadspen Abundance is very free-flowering and keeps on producing masses of cup-shaped, deep pink, semi-double flowers with reddish-pink outer petals from July through to September. A fabulous plant for adding late summer colour to the garden, this anemone will also grow in sun or shade. The leaves are semi-evergreenand deeply cut and bring interesting texture to a herbaceous border. It is clump-forming and looks good with most late-flowering plants, especially if it is allowed to spread gently among perennials and shrubs.Garden care: Cut back the stalks after after the flowers have faded, and tidy up old dead leaves in March, then mulch well.  Avoid moving the plant since it resents disturbance. Where necessary lift and divide congested clumps in autumn or early spring.
aqua-drip £4.99
These easy to use Aquadrip Water Spikes are an economical and environmentally-friendly way to water your plants. They direct the water straight to the area surrounding the plants roots, which will significantly reduce the amount of water lost by evaporation.Each spike is made from recycled plastic and will screw onto any plastic bottle with a 28mm threaded neck (the industry standard). Simply fill the bottle up with water, screw on the Aquadrip spike and adjust the flow rate to suit your needs before poking it into the ground near your plant.It is ideal for hanging baskets, potted plants or growbags, but can be used throughout the garden, even during hosepipe bans. They will also come in handy when you are planning a short break and want to make sure your favourite plants dont dry out.