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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - July 18th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

green-wellington-boot-soap was £3.99 now £2.99
A cute soap that makes a great gift for any gardener. The green wellington boots are a perfect match for the real thing – just smell a lot nicer!

squirrel tail grass
squirrel tail grass was £6.99 now £3.99
Position: full sunSoil: well drained, moderately fertile soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June – JulyOther features: the flowerheads can be cut and dried for floral arrangementsHardiness: fully hardyA beautiful annual or short lived perennial grass that produces long-bristled, pale green seedheads, that are flushed with red or purple and fade to light tan as they age. These feathery flower spikes are useful for cutting and drying if picked early. They usually produce loads of seed, so will come back year after year if they are in a good spot. It is great in seaside plantings as it is quite tolerant of salt, but avoid planting near livestock as the barbed awns around the seeds can cause problems if eaten.Garden care: Tolerates a wide range of conditions as long as it is in sun. It is usually one of the first plants to colonise empty ground – especially near the coast. Allow the flowerheads to develop fully if you want to collect the seed in autumn.
cloud grass
cloud grass was £6.99 now £3.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drainedRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberOther Features: the flowerspikes are great for adding to dried arrangementsHardiness: hardy annualA lovely little ornamental annual grass which produces light and airy clusters of tiny flowers throughout summer. As the name suggests, these flower clusters look like soft nebulous clouds that billow from the bed, creating pockets of soft movement. Try mixing it with Astrantias or Dianthus for a meadow-style planting effect. It will self seed when settled into the right spot.Garden care: Avoid cutting back the flower stems if you want them to set seed. Alternatively the flowers make long lasting additions to dried arrangements.
Purple Moor Grass
Purple Moor Grass was £5.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: any moist but well-drained, preferably acid to neutral soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: May to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyAn attractive, tuft-forming moor grass that has mid-green leaves with purple bases above which upright, feathery flower spikelets rise from spring to autumn. With its compact habit and delicate flowerheads, this is an ideal ornamental grass for the middle of a perennial border, where the the spikelets catch the breeze and provide a lacy veil for other plants. A native of acid bogs, this deciduous grass will flourish on most soils as long as they are not too dry.Garden care: Cut back in early spring before the new foliage appears.
saddle-up!-jigsaw was £9.99 now £4.99
1000 piece jigsaw. Size: 685mm x 490mm (27″ x 191/4″)
convolvulus was £8.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, gritty soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to JulyHardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)A wonderful, evergreen shrub with cup-shaped, white flowers with pale yellow centres from late spring to summer. This plant is an asset to the garden for its shiny, silvery foliage, as well as its flowers. It is happiest in a hot, sunny border where it contrasts well with blues and purples, and it also looks stunning cascading over a wall. In areas with cold, wet winters it is best grown in a container.Garden care: Prune lightly after flowering to keep in shape.
traditional-hand-cultivator-stainless-steel-by-senator was £8.99 now £4.99
A useful three pronged hand cultivated that’s great for breaking up the soil surface to allievate compaction and loosen weeds. This hand cultivator is made from stainless steel with an ash handle, and measures about 29cm long.The traditional range of garden tools has been inspired by the look, feel and quality of the tools offered in the early 1900’s. They are well crafted, manufactured with FSC timber and stainless steel.
golden oats
golden oats was £7.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June and July Flower colour: purplish-green maturing to pale goldOther features: the flowers make attractive dried flower arrangementsHardiness: fully hardyArching stems of glistening, golden, oat-like flowerheads above clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. This majestic evergreen grass is an excellent specimen plant for a sunny, mixed or new perennial border. Perfect for introducing movement, it looks stunning under-planted with the rich purple flowerheads of Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’.Garden care: When planting always wear stout gardening gloves to protect against the sharp edges of the basal leaves. Wearing gloves, comb through the plant in early spring to remove dead foliage.
purple moor-grass
purple moor-grass was £7.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: any moist but well-drained, preferably acid to neutral soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: May to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyAs the name suggests, this grass resembles a living fountain. The arching leaves for a strong clump of foliage from which airy, see-through flowers rise in summer. These flowers emerge green and fade to shades of purple-brown then yellow, and last well into the autumn. This is a great plant for adding texture and movement into the border in summer – and the seedheads provide interest late into the year. This variety has been bred in Germany, but it has British parents, so is very happy in our climate, as long as the soil is not too dry.Garden care: Cut back in early spring before the new foliage appears.


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