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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 25th, 2010.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

brabantia-metal-post-box-b220-white £42.99
Compact post box sufficient space for normal family mail, Weatherproof no wet mail. Features – safety lock with 2 coded keys (200 different combinations).Suitable for wall or pole mountingOptional mounting poleSizeLength 120mm x Width 350mm x Height 355mm.

medlar £34.99
Position: full sun or light shadeSoil: fertile, moist but well drainedRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to MayFlower colour: white, sometimes flushed pinkOther features: delicious fruits in late autumn and early winterHardiness: fully hardyA spreading, small tree with dark green leaves that turn shades of yellow and brown in autumn. In late spring white, bowl-shaped flowers (often with a flush of pink) clothe the branches and these are followed by russet brown, edible fruits that around the size of a small apple. These are ready to harvest after the first frosts, and after picking should be left to ripen for several weeks until the flesh has turned brown, soft and sweet and can be scooped out with a spoon.Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
ladies-elite-pink-bionic-gloves £29.99
The first gloves to earn a recommendation from the Arthritis Foundation of America that are proven to increase grip, pinch and torque strength.Their unique three layers of strategically placed padding offer a better protection and improved hand strength. Made from supple, ultra soft cabretta leather, special web zones will keep your hands cool and dry on hot days. We believe these gloves will make any gardening job a pleasure. They will stay soft after washing and are available in custom fit sizes.
camellia £14.99
Position: partial shade (but not east-facing)Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)Rate of growth: average Flowering period: January to MarchHardiness: fully hardyThe formal, semi-double flowers of this gorgeous variety are mainly a pale blush pink or white, but each petal has a darker pink edge, which gives them a distinctive bi-coloured effect. They look very pretty when in flower in late winter and early spring and they make a striking focal point in a seasonal planting scheme. Their glossy evergreen foliage also makes them a valuable garden shrub, which will provide structure and interest throughout the year. Alternatively find a large pot and fill it with ericaceous compost and you will have a super specimen for the patio.Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.
clematis (Group 1)
clematis (Group 1) £12.99
Attractive foliage and masses of creamy-white bell-shaped flowers mark out this evergreen winter flowering climber as something special. Excellent for training against walls or trellis. This variety requires some shelter as not fully hardy. Container growing is recommended. Height: 5m (16ft). perennial.
kids-purple-nitrile-glove £6.99
Proper gardening gloves now in kids size Space-age gloves fit like a second skin, wear like leather. A great, all-round glove that is light enough to allow you to feel the things you are working on, but is tough enough to offer good protection for your hands. It is made of stretchy, seamless nylon and has a deep, elasticated cuff. The durable, nitrile coating on the palm and around the fingertips will resist abrasion and tearing and gives the gloves an excellent wet or dry grip. They are flexible and therefore very comfortable to wear, and when they get dirty you just just pop them in the washing machine.