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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - May 8th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these products today

riveted-diamond-trellis was £9.99 now £7.99
Premium, super-strong, durable trellis made from high quality hardwoods or redwoods. Riveted with zinc plated rivets.

bee-nesting-box-with-zinc-roof was £12.99 now £9.99
Encouraging Red Mason bees into the garden with a nesting box should help you get bumper crops of fruit and vegetables. This novel nesting box has a galvanized metal pitched roof and is packed with pieces of bamboo that provide the ideal nesting site.The ‘solitary’ bee species that use these nests won’t swarm and the females will only sting if very roughly handled – the males cannot sting at all.Try to position your nesting box so that it gets lots of sun and angle it slightly so the water will not soak into the nesting holes every time it rains. You can attach it to a tree, fence or post (it is shown with an optional shepherds hook, which is available separately) close to a flowerbed or anywhere you think a bee might like to forage.Size: 12x12x20cm high
the-grow-bag-frame was £19.99 now £16.99
Made in the UK from recycled steel, this clever new frame is easy to assemble using a unique, clip fixing system. The plastic straps provide a strong vertical plant support system, which is ideal for growing taller plants like tomatoes and runner beans. The lower steel cross bar draws the bag upwards, making a deeper bed for roots to develop and it also creates voids that make it easier to apply water and fertiliser. Once erected it is quite sturdy and can even be gently moved around. After use it can be dismantled and folded flat for easy storage until next time.Dimensions:Height 120cmDepth 30cmWidth 90cm
common box - ball
common box – ball was £25.99 now £24.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: slow-growingOther features: contact with the sap may cause skin irritationHardiness: fully hardyA pair of these tightly clipped box spheres look great flanking a set of steps, a doorway or a path. One of our recommended plants, they’re perfect for planting in a large terracotta pot in a partially shady site, where the glossy, dark-green leaves provide all year foliage interest and structure. Box are happy growing in a sunnier spot, but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil it is best to keep them in a partially shady spot in the garden.Garden care: Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Carefully cut back plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. Carry out rejuvenative pruning in late spring. After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmacote (inorganic) around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.