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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 23rd, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products at Crocus

gardeners-illustrated-magazine-subscription £47.40
Subscribe to Gardeners Illustrated for just £40 for 1 year (12 issues) – Saving ??% on retail price This is a UK only offer with FREE delivery.

bbc-gardeners-world–magazine-subscription £43.20
Subscribe to BBC Gardeners World Magazine for just £40 for 1 year (12 issues) – Saving ??% on retail price This is a UK only offer with FREE delivery.
grow-your-own-magazine-subscription £38.00
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gothic-wall-mirror-seconds £12.99
Make a big saving with the Gothic wall mirrors as they are being classed as seconds. They have scratches / marks on the reflective acrylic.Create the illusion of space in a courtyard or add light to a shady corner or passageway with this striking gothic wall mirror. Made from cast-iron and reflective acrylic, it makes the perfect finishing touch to the patio, too.Size: 27x48cm
montbretia £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately-fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: July and AugustHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)This bulbous perennial has sword-like, green leaves and arching spikes of rich amber-yellow, freesia-like flowers in July and August. These cheerful montbretia are perfect for a planting scheme based on ‘hot’ colours. For maximum impact plant in bold drifts in a sunny, sheltered site with moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.Garden care: Resist removing the faded foliage in autumn and cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.
purple sage
purple sage £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: light, fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: May to July Flower colour: lilac-blueOther features: the leaves can be used fresh or dried to make stuffings, herb teas and herb butterHardiness: fully hardyLilac-blue flowers in early to mid-summer and aromatic red-purple young leaves maturing to grey-green. Purple sage looks stunning planted next to golden oregano in a sunny herb garden. Freshly chopped leaves can be used to make stuffings, herb tea and sage butter. A useful and attractive container plant for a sunny site.Garden care: To encourage a plentiful supply of young red-purple foliage gather the leaves regularly and prune lightly in July after flowering.
lavender £3.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberFlower colour: rich purpleOther features: the aromatic flowers and leaves can be used for making pot-pourriHardiness: fully hardyA compact, bushy variety of English Lavender which is covered with masses of tightly packed, rich purple flowers in summer. These contrast beautifully with the silver-grey foliage. Because of its neat, compact form, this is an excellent variety to create low hedges in cottage or formal gardens. The flowers are loved by bees, and they are good for cutting and drying.Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood