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New products at Crocus

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

New lines added today at Crocus

wooden-growhouse £99.99
This growhouse is a brilliant way to protect your more tender plants in winter, and it can also be used to get your seedlings off to a flying start in spring. It comes in an easy to assemble flat-pack, and has a rigid, solid wood frame with twin-wall polycarbonate glazing. The hinged lid has locking stays, which means that it can be left ajar for ventilation and the hinged door has a latch bolt fastening. It also comes with two slatted wooden shelves.Measurements: 110cm tall x 76cm wide x 57cm deep

large-wooden-cold-frame £69.99
The robust, solid wood, jointed frame and twin-wall polycarbonate glazing provides the perfect insulation to keep your plants nice and cosie in winter. Two hinged lids make it very easy to move the plants in and out, while the whole thing can easily be transported about the garden or patio. It comes in an easy to assemble flat-pack.Measures: 89cm x 78cm x 59cm tall at the top of the ridge.
accacia-cold-frame £59.99
Great for hardening off plants, raising seedlings and protecting young and non-hardy plants. It is made from quality hardwood timber and has twin-walled, polycarbonate glazing that is shatterproof. It has a four point adjustable and lockable lid section for ventilation control and has galvanised anchor points to make it rigid and stable. A ‘must have’ for any gardener!Measures: 40cm high x 100cm wide x 60cm deep
wooden-cold-frame £59.99
The solid timber construction and twin-wall polycarbonate glazing surrounds a generously sized growing area, that can be used to protect your more tender plants from the worst winter weather. It also makes a great space to grow your seedlings, so they can get off to a flying start early in the season. The hinged lid has locking stays, which means they can be left ajar on warmer days and then shut again when the temperatures drop. It comes as an easy to assemble flat-pack.Measures: 100cm x 650cm x 400cm high at the back.
Persian ironwood
Persian ironwood £49.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained soil, preferably acidicRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: January to FebruaryHardiness: fully hardyIn autumn, this deciduous tree is a breathtaking sight, as its large, smooth, wavy-edged leaves turn brilliant yellow, then orange and finally blaze fiery red before falling. In late winter and early spring, insignificant, spidery, red flowers appear before the leaves. Persion ironwood is a spreading tree, with a short trunk and peeling grey and fawn bark. As it normally has multiple stems, it is best grown as a large shrub in the border or in an open woodland garden. It can get very big, so it is best suited to larger gardens.Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
smoke bush
smoke bush £39.99
Position: full sunSoil: moderately-fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: July to AugustHardiness: fully hardyThis deciduous shrub has magnificent, dark red-purple oval leaves, that turn scarlet in autumn. In July and August, it is festooned with fluffy plumes of purplish-pink flowers that look like a haze of smoke. This is an eye-catching specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border. The foliage, which appears almost translucent when backlit by the sun, is at its best when the plant has been pruned hard in March.Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove any misplaced, diseased or crossing branches. Alternatively, to produce larger leaves, cut the stems back hard to within two or three buds of the base in early spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
common lilac
common lilac £34.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soilRate of Growth: averageFlowering period: May and JuneFlowers: whiteOther features: heart shaped, dark green leavesHardiness: fully hardyDense panicles of marvellously fragrant, double white flowers in May and June and heart-shaped, fresh-green leaves. This elegant white lilac is perfect for a sunny mixed or shrub border. Growing a late-summer flowering clematis through the branches is a good way of enhancing the shrub after it has flowered. Garden care: In mid summer remove the faded flower heads carefully using secateurs to avoid damaging the young shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.
enkianthus £34.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained acid to neutral soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to JuneHardiness: fully hardyRenowned for its autumn colour, this spreading shrub actually has two seasons of interest. In early summer it produces clusters of delicate, bell-shaped, cream to pink flowers with darker pink margins. In autumn, the oval, mid green leaves turn flaming shades of orange and red. This pretty shrub is perfect for a shady, woodland edge and gives its most brilliant autumn display on acid soil.Garden care: Apply a thick 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of peat or well-rotted leafmould around the base of the plant in spring. Little pruning is needed. Simply remove dead and diseased wood and branches that are crossing after the plant has flowered.
hydrangea £29.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soilRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: August and September Flower colour: creamy-whiteOther features: the flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangementsHardiness: fully hardyConical clusters of creamy-white flowers from August to September and glossy, toothed, mid to dark green leaves. This vigorous, deciduous hydrangea flourishes in sun or partial shade. Erect in habit it makes an excellent specimen plant for a large shrub or mixed border, sheltered from cold winds.Garden care:To enhance flowering prune hard in early spring, cutting back the previous season’s shoots to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant.