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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - July 29th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced items at Crocus

cushion-for-fixed-balmoral-armchair was £14.99 now £4.99
This cushion is box-shaped in bottle green and has plenty of padding giving it a good comfortable thickness to sit on.Specification:100% cotton cushion coverSpot washableZip removable coverBox-shaped with piping to edges of the cushionBottle green reversable cushionFixing ties (to tie seat pad to chair)Polyester fibre filling Dimensions:Length: 39cm (front to back of chair)Width: 45.5cm (side to side of chair)Depth: 6cmThe filling material and covering fabric meets the requirements for resistance to cigarette and match ignition as laid out in the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

lily was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: partial shadeSoil: cool acidic soilRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to July Flower colour: greenish-yellow with dark purple centresOther features: will tolerate chalky soilHardiness: half hardy – needs winter protectionAn extraordinary lily that originates from the south of the Himalayas from Northern Indian to Nepal and Bhutan. It boasts large, pendulous greenish-yellow flowers with dark reddish-purple centres. These come either singly or small clusters of up to five on each stem. It will flourish cool, acid soil with good drainage and if possible should be planted in raised beds so you can appreciate the spectacular flowers. The flowers are good for picking, but they may have an unpleasant smell.The RSPCA have reported that all parts of lilies can be fatal to cats, including the flower, leaves and pollen. For more information, click here.Garden care: Between August and March plant 15-20cm (6-8in) deep in acidic well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould, using a marker to minimise any unnecessary disturbance. Stake with ring stakes or bamboo canes in spring before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms and cut the stems back to ground level at the end of autumn. If you leave them undisturbed after flowering they will often re-appear year after year.
sweet cicely
sweet cicely was £6.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun or light dappled shadeSoil: fertile, moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to JuneFlower colour: whiteOther features: the leaves provide sweetness when cooked with fruitHardiness: fully hardyA hardy, aromatic herbaceous plant with bright green, deeply cut leaves that are further enhanced by the appearance of great, flat-topped clusters of tiny, white flowers in summer. These flowers ripen to produce shiny, dark brown fruits that are widely used in herbal medicine. The fern-like leaves are flecked with white and have a delicate aniseed flavour. They are often added to fruit dishes to reduce the acidity. The thick tap root can also be eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.Garden care: Divide plants in spring or autumn. It self-seeds freely so dead-head regularly if you do not want more to come.