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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - July 22nd, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products added today at Crocus

chocolate-ankle-boots-size-8 £17.49
This stunning new collection of designer wellies are all hand-made from 100 percent rubber and have an orthopaedic sole for comfort.Clearance only sizes listed are now available

rose Tess of the d'Urbervilles (shrub)
rose Tess of the d’Urbervilles (shrub) £7.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June and SeptemberFlower colour: bright crimsonOther features: excellent cut flowersHardiness: fully hardyAttractive, bright crimson, deeply cupped blooms when newly opened which become less formal as the petals turn back with age. A robust, bushy shrub that has large dark green leaves and fragrant flowers, which bow the stems with their weight, to give an elegant, arching effect. It looks great planted in the middle or towards the back of a sunny border.Garden care: Before planting shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 8-15cm (3-6in) above ground-level. Plant during a frost-free spell, incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the ‘bud union’ (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil.All our roses are field grown. In October/November they are dug up and potted. However, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don’t be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when winter planting. Some suppliers send out ‘bare root’ plants unpotted, but we don’t as it is easier to manage them on the nursery in pots.
windflower £6.49
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, fertile, humus-rich soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardySpreading dark green, lobed leaves are topped with deep rose-purple, semi-double flowers with rolled or quilled petals, that fade in colour as they age.Garden care: Cut back the stalks after after the flowers have faded, and tidy up old dead leaves in March, then mulch well.  Avoid moving the plant since it resents disturbance. Where necessary lift and divide congested clumps in autumn or early spring.
common box
common box £4.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soil, including chalkyRate of growth: slow-growingHardiness: fully hardyTo find out more about how to plant a hedge, click hereCommon box makes a fabulous formal hedge for a partially shady site, forming a dense, evergreen screen of small, rounded, lustrous, dark green leaves. One of our recommended plants, it’s an excellent backdrop for traditional herbaceous borders.Box is happy growing in a sunny spot but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil, it is best to keep it in a partially shady spot in the garden.Garden care: For maximum results plant 30cm (12in) apart in well-prepared, fertile soil and water regularly until well established. Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Carefully trim plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. Carry out rejuvenative pruning in late spring. After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmocote (inorganic) around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.