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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 16th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines added today at Crocus

freestanding-flower-circles £399.99
An eyecatching and contemporary design that once assembled can be placed anywhere in the garden. It is a great way to frame a view or focal point. It looks really effective when placed over a path, which will lead the eye onwards, but palce it around a specimen plant in your border and it will really make a feature of it.Made from pressure treated planed timber with a pale green finish. It comes in a flat-pack and once assembled it can be used as it is, or coloured to your own personal taste. You will receive two circles in each kit.Measures (when assembled): 2.26m tall x 2.31m wide x 0.27m deep

livorno-arbour £329.99
We love this simply yet stylish arbour. It offer a degree of privacy and shelter, looks incredibly stylish with its clean lines and un-fussy finish, and is relatively easy to move about the garden.Made from pressure treated planed timber with a pale green finish. It comes in a flat-pack and once assembled it can be used as it is, or coloured to your own personal taste.Measures (when assembled): 2.2m tall x 1.4m wide x 0.64m deep
oblong-garden-table-with-seats £229.99
This picnic-style table is perfect for informal, alfresco dining. The bench seats can be folded upwards when not in use to help keep them dry and free from dirt, and the whole thing is light enough to be moved about the garden to follow the sun.Made from pressure treated planed timber with a pale green finish. It comes in a flat-pack and once assembled it can be used as it is, or coloured to your own personal taste.Measures (when assembled): 2m long x 1.53m wide x 0.81m high
elite-arch £159.99
This beautiful arch is a great way to add instant height to your garden and will provide a stylish focal point. It can also be used to frame a view or create a sense of separation from one area of the garden to the next. Smother it with climbers, or leave it unadorned and admire its timeless elegance.Made from pressure treated planed timber with a pale green finish. It comes in a flat-pack and once assembled it can be used as it is, or coloured to your own personal taste.Measures (when assembled): 2.1m tall x 1.02m wide x 0.45m deep
handy-lawn-aerator £27.99
Improve the aeration of your soil before the mowing season starts with the Handy Aerator. As you push down with your foot on the tread plate at the top of the device, the five hollow tines will penetrate the lawn and remove circular plugs of soil. The springs then push the tines back out of the ground ready for you to aerate the next patch of lawn.Quality steel construction5 – 20mm sprung tinesRemoves 50mm deep coreCollecting tray for coresTread plate for easy useFold away handleWeight 3.5kg1 year manufacturer’s warrantyHere are a few pointers regarding the machinery part of your order.Machinery cannot be left without a signature, so you will need to sign for deliveryIf you can’t be there, talk nicely to your neighbour and then when you place your order remember to say ‘please leave with neighbour if not in’, so we know what to doMachinery will be easy to assemble (if not already assembled) and will come with an owner’s manual or instruction booklet
blue bamboo
blue bamboo £19.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: fast growingLeaves: mid-greenCanes: blue with purple tints fading to yellowHardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in their first winter)A hardier, bluer variety that was found growing at altitudes above 2800m (8400ft) in the Himalayas. This bamboo is a relatively recent introduction to the UK where it is prized for its colourful canes. They emerge each year in early summer in shades of green and slowly become bluer over a period of a couple of years. They finally fade after a couple of years to a greeny-yellow with hints of purple. It has delicate looking foliage and a very upright habit so is great for adding vertical interest. As it is a clump forming variety it is not invasive, but it will spread to around 3m across. It looks stunning planted up in a large pot (just make sure you keep it well watered) or planted next to water.Garden care: It will thrive in a cool, moist, shaded position with protection from cold dry winds. Avoid very heavy soils that get waterlogged for long periods in winter. It can cope with snow and temperatures down to -9C in its native environment once it is well established, however it will need a little help to settle in here in the UK, so protect it with fleece for its first few winters.
hellebore £9.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: February to April Flower colour: white with red specklesOther features: all parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested; the sap may cause skin irritationHardiness: fully hardyPretty, pendent or outward-facing, saucer-shaped, white with red speckles flowers from February to April and leathery, deep green leaves. This is an attractive variety which is perfect as a ground cover for areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs. Like all hellebores they prefer a heavy, neutral to alkaline soil.A top tip from the Crocus crew is to cut back the old leaves down to the ground in January or February. This will show off the new emerging flowers to best effect and it also helps to get rid of foliar diseases such as Hellebore leaf spot.Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in autumn and provide a top-dressing of general fertiliser each spring.
lily-turf £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, neutral to acid soilRate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: August to November Flower colour: whiteOther features: deep-green grassy foliage Hardiness: fully hardySlightly slower growing that its more commonly seen blue form, this plant is definitely worth the wait. The deep green, strap-shaped foliage forms tight, evergreen clumps from which the poker-like white flowerspikes emerge in late summer and autumn. It is a low maintenance plant, which is tolerant of shade and drought, although it will flower better if it gets a little sun. It looks great when planted in big swathes underneath trees, where little else will grow, and is especially good at controlling erosion on steep banks and slopes once it has had a chance to become established. Garden care: In spring you can lift and divide large clumps.
orange-showa-floreo-370 £6.99
3 pairs offer pay only for 2 pairs £13.98 saving £6.99A great, all-round glove that is light enough to allow you to feel the things you are working on, but is tough enough to offer good protection for your hands. It is made of stretchy, seamless nylon and has a deep, elasticated cuff. The durable, nitrile coating on the palm and around the fingertips will resist abrasion and tearing and gives the gloves an excellent wet or dry grip. They are flexible and therefore very comfortable to wear, and when they get dirty you just just pop them in the washing machine. We also like the range of luscious colours they come in.Sizes:Size 6 – smallSize 7 – mediumSize 8 – large