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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 28th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

hotspot-urban-650-brazier-barbecue £139.99
The new range of Urban Firepits include a stainless steel protective bar, hinged cooking grill and spark guard. The Firepits combine warmth with light; they are functional great fun and very attractive and can be powered by either charcoal or wood. Size – 650 dia x 400 high (mm)Weight – 13kg

penguin-deck-chair-the-big-sleep £64.99
A fun deck chair based on the original 1935 Penguin book jacket designs. Great for adding quirky style to your garden or patio. These colourful, folding deck chairs have solid beech frames made from sustainable, managed forests in Poland and have 4 seating positions for maximum comfort and relaxation.The covers are made from 100% cotton and are removable for easy cleaning too. The deck chair measures 137cm long when flat and the seat is 45cm wide.
tuberous thistle
tuberous thistle £9.99
Position: full sunSoil: moist, well-drainedRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA gorgeous native thistle, which had colonised grassland in the UK, but was thought to have become extinct in the mid 1970’s. It was reintroduced around 20 years ago, but it is still quite rare, and is seldom listed on plant lists by any of the commercials suppliers. We think it is great, and I suspect it is about to become increasingly popular. It is an easy to grow plant, that once establsihed is quite tolerant of neglect, and butterflies and bees will flock to the jaunty purple flowerheads.Garden care: Divide congested plants from autumn to spring and cut back to the ground in autumn to prevent self-seeding.
meadow rue
meadow rue £6.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: moist, humus rich soilRate of Growth: slow to averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberFlowers: lilacOther features: leaves & flowers are good in flower arrangementsHardiness: fully hardyFluffy sprays of lilac flowers on upright, dark-purple stems above clumps of fern-like, grey-green leaves. This light and airy perennial is perfect towards the back of a herbaceous or mixed border. Best grown in moist, humus-rich soil, both the dainty foliage and flowers contrast well with the coarser-leaved plants usually grown at the back of the border.Garden care: Stake using ring stakes or brush-wood before the flowers appear. Cut back the stems to the ground after flowering. Add a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant in spring. Lift and divide congested plants in spring.
senecio £6.99
Position: full sunSoil: tolerates most well-drained soilsRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to SeptemberFlower colour: purple, magenta or violetHardiness: fully hardyA native of South Africa where it is found growing in sunny grassland, this deciduous plant does best in a sunny spot with well drained soils, where it will form a vigorous, long-flowering carpet of colour throughout summer. Forming a basal rosette of leaves, it sends up daisy-like magenta, violet or fuchsia coloured flowers with yellow centres from late spring to autumn. When happily settled, it may self-seed and produce new plants.Garden care: Try to avoid excessive winter wet and dead-head if you dont want it to spread.
poppy £6.49
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, preferably poor soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: hardy annualThe upright stems carrying the flowerbuds snake up from amongst softly hairy grey-green foliage in summer and split open to reveal deep red petals, each with a black spot at its base. These vibrant flowers form big bowls of colour on their upright stems, and as the petals drop, it becomes a vivid carpet. Ideal for a sunny wildflower garden or meadow, where it will self-seed freely. Garden care: If you do not want them to set seed, then you should remove the spent flowers as they fade.
thyme £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: June to July Flower colour: dark pinkOther features: makes an excellent ground coverHardiness: fully hardyTiny, deep pink, tubular flowers appear in summer and are highly attractive to bees. This thyme is an excellent ground cover which forms a flat mat of glossy, blue-green leaves. Great for growing between paving where it will get light traffic that will release its lovely scent whenever it is trodden on.Garden care: After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape
pink £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA lovely, old-fashioned, mat-forming pink with highly scented, double, ragged white flowers from early summer through to autumn. The silver-green foliage sets off the flowers beautifully, but even when it is not in flower, this low, creeping evergreen makes a good foil for other plants. It is best planted towards the front of a perennial border, between cracks in paving, in a rock garden, or in a pot. Deadheading regularly will help encourage plenty of flowers and keep the plant looking tidy.Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole when planting out. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead the spent blooms to prolong flowering
marjoram £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardySmall, round, purple-flushed, inedible leaves are topped, from June to September, by dense clusters of tiny pink flowers borne on red-purple stems. As it matures, the foliage turns dark green. Marjoram is a long-flowering perennial that makes a colourful edging plant for a sunny, well-drained border or herb garden. It thrives on alkaline soil, an important consideration when planting a site recently cleared of builders’ rubble.Garden care: Cut back old faded flower-heads and stems in spring.
Vial's primrose
Vial’s primrose £5.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: moist, humus rich, neutral to acid soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to JulyHardiness: fully hardyDense crimson flower spikes open from the base into vivid lilac flowers, like a purple form of red hot poker. This summer-flowering primula will add a splash of colour at the front of a shady border. Although short lived, mass plantings of the erect flower spikes create a spectacular effect and are especially well suited to formal gardens and parterres.Garden care: Divide large clumps after the plant has flowered, preferably during a wet spell.