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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - June 5th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these products today

brook thistle
brook thistle was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: moist, well-drainedRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: July and AugustHardiness: fully hardySpectacular, deep crimson thistles appear on erect spectacular, deep crimson thistles appear on erect stems in July and August above spiny, dark green leaves. This handsome, towering thistle is a valuable addition to a summer garden and looks equally at home in a wildflower meadow, beside water or in groups among other perennials. Although it will tolerate dry conditions and partial shade, it does best in a moist, sunny border.Garden care: Divide congested plants from autumn to spring and cut back to the ground in autumn to prevent self-seeding.

golden marguerite
golden marguerite was £6.99 now £5.99
Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to AugustHardiness: fully hardyPretty, lemon-yellow daisy-like flowers appear from June to August above finely cut, aromatic, mid-green leaves. This cheerful, long-flowering lemon-yellow marguerite will lift a sunny, well-drained border. It is also drought-tolerant, although it is usually a short-lived plant.Garden care: Support with brushwood or link stakes in late spring before the flowers appear. After flowering cut back the faded stems to the ground to encourage new growth from the base of the plant.
bluebell creeper
bluebell creeper was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun or partial sunSoil: moderately-fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: blueOther features: edible blue berriesHardiness: half hardy (borderline)Pretty, pendant, blue, bell-shaped flowers from June to September, followed by edible, blue berries, and lance-shaped, deep green leaves. This unusual, twining, evergreen climber is ideal for training over a pergola or arch in a sheltered, sunny site. Where temperatures fall below 5°C (41°F) it’s best grown under glass and watered sparingly during the winter months. Garden care: Tie twining stems using raffia or garden twine. In the spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds.
banana was £14.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun to partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist but well-drained soilRate of growth:fastFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)From the monsoonal mountain forests in extreme Eastern India, this colourful variegated, variety of banana is as cold-tolerant as the regular Musa sikkimensis. When they are mature, its huge, paddle-like leaves are streaked with dark purple zebra stripes on the upper surface and a reddish purple below. In summer, mature plants bear long-lasting, yellow flowers. Garden care: Though the root is fairly hardy the foliage does need to be protected with a mulch of fleece and straw in autumn.
sleeping-cat-sculpture was £44.99 now £29.99
A must for any cat lover, this superbly detailed sculpture will help create a relaxed atmosphere to the patio or any other sun-drenched spot. Made from reconstituted stone, it’s 100 percent weatherproof and measures 36x12cm.
bronze-duck was £69.99 now £59.99
Add that special finishing touch with a little individual humour by including this wonderfully crafted sculpture of a sleeping duck. It would look lovely next to any garden pond or at the edge of a lawn. Made from cold cast bronze, it’s 100% weatherproof and measures 32cm by 17cm. (bronze resin)
long-haired-bronze-cat was £74.99 now £69.99
Another must for any cat lover, this detailed sculpture of a sleepy long haired cat would make a friendly addition to the home or garden alike. Made from (bronze resin) cold cast bronze, it’s 100 percent weatherproof and it measures 36cm long by 12cm high.
bronze-puppy was £99.99 now £79.99
Who can resist this wonderfully detailed sculpture of a sleeping labrador puppy? It would look perfectly at home on a patio, alongside an entrance or in a sunny corner of the garden – a must for any dog lover. Made from cold cast bronze (bronze resin) it’s 100% weatherproof and measures 15cm x 49cm.