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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 22nd, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines added today at Crocus

the-english-home-magazine-subscription £19.99
Subscribe to The English Home for just £22 for 1 year (8 issues) – Saving 23% on retail priceFor glorious open gardens, great planting ideas and the leading names in horticulture The English Home magazine is a relaxing read with plenty of practical content.Celebrating quintessential English style in all its glory, The English Home magazine showcases beautifully classic, elegant and country interiors alongside design and buying advice from world acclaimed designers. Add to this quintessential traditions, seasonal recipes and explorations of our most breath taking regions and the result is a gloriously evocative, engaging and insightful read to savour and refer to again and again. This is a UK only offer with FREE delivery.

the-english-seasons-magazine-subscription £12.99
Subscribe to The English Seasons for just £20 for 1 year (4 issues) – Saving 28% on retail priceFor glorious open gardens, great planting ideas and the leading names in horticulture The English Seasons magazine is a relaxing read with plenty of practical content.These picture rich bookazines promise to be a glorious celebration of each of the quintessentially English seasons. Each issue will provide an essential guide to the best pursuits and occasions to enjoy across the nation, celebrate the best of romantic, often iconic and occasionally eccentric pastimes, as well as exploring the very best of English seasonal food, interiors and gardens. This is a UK only offer with FREE delivery.
rose Zephirine Drouhin (climbing bourbon)
rose Zephirine Drouhin (climbing bourbon) £11.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberFlower colour: deep pinkOther Features: thornless roseHardiness: fully hardyMasses of loosely cup-shaped, fragrant, double, deep pink flowers from June to September and mid-green leaves on thornless stems. This beautiful, repeat-flowering Bourbon rose is one of the best and most reliable climbing varieties. Excellent for covering a north-facing wall, it may also be pruned to form a tall, informal, flowering hedge.Garden care: Before planting shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 8-15cm (3-6in) above ground-level. Plant during a frost-free spell, incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the ‘bud union’ (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil.All our roses are field grown. In October/November they are dug up and potted. However, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don’t be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when winter planting. Some suppliers send out ‘bare root’ plants unpotted, but we don’t as it is easier to manage them on the nursery in pots.
butterfly bush
butterfly bush £7.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyMuch maligned for its habit of colonising railway sidings, buddleja can be a fabulous addition to a sunny border, with dramatic, fragrant flowers that are attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects. Pruned hard in spring, ‘Black Knight’ produces dense spikes of tiny, fragrant, dark purple flowers. In autumn the pointed grey-green leaves turn butter-yellow. Garden care: Prune back hard in March, removing all of the previous year’s growth to three or four buds.
pyreneal cranesbill
pyreneal cranesbill £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: fastFlowering period: May to OctoberHardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)Small but striking, rich purple flowers are held on long, purple-tinged stems for a long period throughout summer and autumn on this sprawling, semi-evergreen cranesbill. It makes an ideal, low maintenance groundcoverfor sun or shade, where it will self-seed freely if left unattended. Particularly effective when planted in wild gardens, where it can be left to colonise and spread.Garden care: Some protection from severe frosts may be necessary during winter using a framework of canes surrounded with fleece and stuffed with straw or bracken. Container grown plants should be placed in a cool, sheltered site such as a cold greenhouse or cold frame.