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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 9th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

Dixter Bouquet
Dixter Bouquet £35.99
Golden Summer Sunflowers arranged in a lush bed of Aspidistra, Shamrock, and folded leaf foliage.Vase not includedWhat you get for your money 7 stems aspidistra 4 stems sunflowers 5 stems kermit chrysanthemum 5 stems shamrock Orders will be delivered between 8am and 8pm.What if we run out (click here)

heavenly bamboo
heavenly bamboo £12.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: JulyHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)This compact, rounded shrub produces conical clusters of small, star-shaped white flowers in mid-summer among bamboo-like leaves. In autumn, the leaves turn shades of fiery red and copper and the flowers are followed by shiny, round, scarlet fruits. With several seasons of interest, this dwarf form of heavenly bamboo is a hardworking plant for a sunny spot where border space is limited.Garden care: In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.
chocolate vine
chocolate vine £12.99
Position: sun or partial shadeSoil: moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: March to MayHardiness: fully hardyA very pretty climber, this has beautiful maroon-chocolate flowers which have an exotic spicy fragrance with a hint of vanilla, and appear in spring. They stand out against the bright green, three-lobed leaves, which have a purple tinge in winter. This unusual semi-evergreen climber is excellent for training against walls or up a pergola, and in a warm summer, large sausage-shaped fruit can form.Garden care: Prune back after flowering where necessary.
Cranberry £11.99
Position: full sunSoil: prefers moist, but freely draining acidic soil but will grow in sandy or normal soilRate of growth: fast-growingOther features: delicious red berriesHardiness: fully hardyThis low-growing, evergreen cranberry has small, leathery leaves on lax stems that have an arching habit. Its attractive shape can be best admired when planted in a container so it can cascade over the sides of the pot. The tiny pinkish-red flowers appear in spring and are followed by tart dark red berries that are packed with nutrients and vitamins.Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting by digging in lots of composted organic matter. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.
tamarisk £9.99
Position: full sunSoil: any well-drained soil, except shallow chalkRate of Growth: fastFlowering period: August and SeptemberFlowers: pinkOther features: slender, light green leavesHardiness: fully hardyLight, feathery plumes of tiny, rich pink flowers on arching branches in late summer and early autumn and slender, light green leaves. This vigorous shrub or small tree is ideal for creating a colourful splash in a sunny border. It’s a valuable windbreak in warm, coastal areas, thriving in any well-drained soil, except shallow chalk. Garden care: For use as a windbreak or hedging in warm, coastal areas plant in a single line with one metre between each plant. To prevent the plant from becoming top heavy cut back the flowering stems in early spring.
nest moor grass
nest moor grass £9.99
Position: grows in both full sun or lightly dappled shadeSoil: moderately fertile, well drained, neutral or slightly alkalineRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to OctoberHardiness: fully hardyA native of central and southern Italy, this gorgeous little grass is grown mainly for its colourful foliage. It forms dense mounds of pale grey-green to grey-blue leaves, which stay on the plant throughout the year. In spring it throws up whitish green cone-shaped flowerspikes, that bobble about in the breeze. Once established it can be very drought tolerant, and it looks great in a herbaceous or mixed border or wildflower meadow.Garden care: Gently comb through the foliage in spring to remove some of the older foliage and to encourage fresh new growth.
evergreen azalea
evergreen azalea £9.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compostRate of growth: averageFlowering period: JuneFlower colour: whiteOther features: ideal for growing in pots on the patioHardiness: fully hardyMasses of funnel-shaped, wavy petals, white flowers in early summer, and small, dark green leaves, retained all year. This dwarf, evergreen azalea makes a great, all-year patio plant. Only really suitable for warm, southern areas of the country, it requires moist, well-drained ericaceous compost and partial shade.Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.
Bowman's Root
Bowman’s Root £9.99
A pretty perennial that bears masses of irregularly star-shaped white flowers from late spring to late summer. In autumn the foliage turns fiery red and the winter seedheads are a bonus too. Ideal for growing as a cut flower.Position: partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral to slightly acidic soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to AugustFlower colour: whiteHardiness: fully hardyGarden care: Divide congested plants in spring or autumn. Protect young shoots from slug attack
Japanese snowball bush
Japanese snowball bush £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: MayFlower colour: whiteHardiness: fully hardyWonderful, white, lacecap-like flowers on horizontally tiered branches in May and toothed, deeply veined, dark-green leaves, turning red-purple in autumn. This beautiful, deciduous shrub makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border. Hardy and easy-to-grow, its distinctive, horizontal habit works particularly well in a Japanese-style garden.Garden care: Keep the pruning of young plants to a minimum. Any vertical shoots that threaten to spoil the distinctive tiered shape of established plants should be cut back to their point of origin in summer after flowering.