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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - April 14th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New items today at Crocus

zebra-wellington-boot-size-4 £24.99
This stunning new collection of designer wellies are all hand-made from 100 percent rubber and have an orthopaedic sole for comfort.

cerise-gloss-wellington-boot-size-7 £24.99
This stunning new collection of designer wellies are all hand-made from 100 percent rubber and have an orthopaedic sole for comfort.We recommend you order a size larger than you would do normally. We have found that they are a little on the snug side. Fine if you have delicate ankles, no instep and never wear socks, but if not – you need the next size up.Clearance only sizes listed are now available
kettler-royal-garden-elegance-ascot-cushion £19.99
Cushion tailored to chair100% woven polyesterSpot washableComplies with relevant UK fire-retardant lawsTreated with ‘Dupont Teflon’ fabric protector guarding against damage from wet stains and dry soilPLEASE NOTE only 2 left
clematis (group 3)
clematis (group 3) £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: yellowOther features: silky seedheadsHardiness: fully hardyNodding, yellow flowers with deep purple anthers, look like open lanterns when they appear over a long period from mid summer to autumn. They are then followed by attractive, silky seedheads which will last well into winter. A hardy and disease resistant Clematis, which will be happy in a large container.Garden care: Cut back the stems to the base of the plant each winter and apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown
Chinese silver grass
Chinese silver grass £7.49
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, moist, well drained or sandyRate of growth: averageFlowering period: August to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA statuesque grass that will extend the season of interest in a mixed border, this has fine, arching leaves with a distinctive white stripe down the centre. Its flowers are spectacular; reddish brown, silky feathers that rise upwards from their stems and glow in the evening light. This grass is quick to establish and turns a beautiful reddish-brown in autumn. Use it as a feature plant in a mixed or perennial border.Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.
yellow flag
yellow flag £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeDepth of water: 5-25cm (2-10in)Rate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: July and AugustFlower colour: sulphur yellowOther features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingestedHardiness: fully hardySulphur yellow flowers, often with brown or violet markings in July and August and ribbed, grey-green leaves. This native, yellow flag iris was once commonly found on marshy land and riversides. Ideal for planting at the margins of a large lake or pool, it flourishes in deep, acid soil enriched with well-rotted organic matter.Garden care: Divide large clumps immediately after flowering.Goes well with: Iris laevigata, Acorus calamus, Carex elata ‘Aurea’, Typha minima, Juncus effusus f. ‘Spiralis’, Sisyrichium californicum.
bishops hat
bishops hat £6.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: slow-growingFlowering period: April to MayHardiness: fully hardyPretty and versatile with distinctive, heart-shaped leaves and a spreading habit, epimediums bring lightness and airiness to a shady border. The young leaves of this variety are bronze-tinted and turn reddish-brown in autumn. In late spring a froth of tiny, crimson and pale yellow flowers appear, suspended on wiry stems. Slow to spread, it makes a good groundcover plant for shady areas or under deciduous trees.Garden care: In early spring remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear and apply a thick mulch of compost or well-rotted compost around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.
carthusian pink
carthusian pink £6.49
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA tall pink with small, single, magenta flowers above narrow, grassy green foliage. Hailing from the alpine meadows of central and southeast Europe with pretty pink  flowers throughout the summer, it thrives in dry, sunny sites and alkaline soils. Try it among ornamental grasses, or to bring cheery summer colour to a meadow. Deadheading regularly will help encourage more flowers.Garden care:  Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
wood spurge
wood spurge £5.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained garden soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: April to JuneHardiness: fully hardyA compact, shade-loving euphorbia that has long-lasting, acid-yellow flowers in spring that contrast beautifully with the deep purple, strappy foliage strung in whorls around stiff stems. Try it towards the front of a border, where its foliage can be appreciated, or as a groundcover for a difficult, shady site, among spring-flowering bulbs such as narcissi. In a small garden it may need checking, since it self-seeds freely.Garden care: In autumn cut back the faded flower stems, avoiding new ones on which next year’s flowers will appear. When working with spurges, always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Remove unwanted seedlings each spring as part of routine border maintenance.