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Price reductions at Crocus

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

Crocus has cut the price of these items

pink was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA spreading, mat-forming pink that produces bright green leaves and single, flat, mauve flowers in late summer.  Each flower has five petals with serrated edges and a maroon stripe around the centre. Although this dianthus is short-lived, it is long-flowering. Traditionally associated with rock gardens, it looks equally at home at the front of a sunny or alpine border or softening the edges of a gravel garden. Deadheading regularly will help encourage more flowers and keep the plant looking tidy.Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering.

Bowles' golden sedge
Bowles’ golden sedge was £7.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist or wet soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to JulyHardiness: fully hardyNamed after the famous botanist and author, EA Bowles, who discovered the native species in East Anglia, this is a gorgeous, deciduous, ornamental grass with rich yellow leaves, edged in green. It’s useful for brightening shady areas, for filling gaps in borders and planting by water, where the fine leaves contrast brilliantly with larger leaved plants.  In early summer, it throws up long spikes with brown, feathery flowers. The variegation is best in partial shade – specimens in full sun can end up looking bleached.Garden care: Cut brittle, dead foliage right down to the ground in late winter, before new growth appears.