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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 19th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New items today at Crocus

traditional-snips-8″-by-joseph-bentley £14.99
A handy alternative to secateurs, the thin, pointed blades of these snips make them ideal for getting into awkward spots, and are often the preferred choice of professional florists. They have been crafted to a high specification using FSC oak and stainless steel and their timeless design has been inspired by the look, feel and quality of the tools offered in the early 1900’s. We think you will love them.Measurements:Handle length: 7.5cmHead length: 13cmTotal length: 20.5cm

traditional-pruning-knife–stainless-steel-by-joseph-bentley £7.99
This pruning knife takes its inspiration from traditional Victorian tools of yesteryear, when gardeners knew the true value of well designed tools and how they made light work of gardening jobs. Traditional hand crafted quality.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.
fuchsia £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost)Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to OctoberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)One of the hardier fuchsias, this one will survive outside in sheltered gardens throughout the year, especially if tucked in with a generous layer of mulch in autumn. It is a bushy, upright, deciduous shrub, which produces slender, green-tipped, white flowers that appear to drip from the stems for several months throuout summer and autumn. Providing long lasting interest, it is perfect for mixed or shrub borders, and will even make an attractive, informal hedge.Garden care: To encourage bushy growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.
Japanese painted fern
Japanese painted fern £7.99
Position: full or partial shadeSoil: moist, fertile, neutral to acid soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardyThis deciduous fern will slowly spread by underground rhizomes to form low clumps or finely divided green leaves, which look like they have been heavily dusted with silver. The beautiful colouring is made even more dramatic by the dark marron midribs. The colour is best in spring, especially when planted in partial shade. Provided it gets reliable moisture, it is very easy to grow in neutral to acidic soils. Use it as underplaning in a woodland garden wher it will naturalise well, or leave it to spill over the edges of a shady path.Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. In cold areas in late autumn protect the crown of the plant with a dry mulch of straw or bracken.
pheasant grass
pheasant grass £6.99
Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardyA dramatic addition to the garden, this deciduous grass has tall, glaucous, arching leaves and produces masses of long, fluffy, silvery-white flowers in late summer. In autumn, the leaves and flowers mature to a beautiful buff colour. Use as a focal point in a mixed border or gravel garden, or to soften the lines of a building.Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter, before the new foliage appears.