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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 12th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New items at Crocus

Seedling long cloche

Seedling long cloche £79.99
This design is inspired by the Victorian style of cloches that elegantly graced so many kitchen gardens at the time. It is produced from glass and brass so will be durable left outdoors. The long shape is ideal for placing over rows of seed to get them off to good start. Measurements: Height: Width: Length:

Deluxe lidded lantern cloche

Deluxe lidded lantern cloche £64.99
The victorians knew how to make things well. Sadly, we couldn’t find enough of the cloches that inspired this design, so we made it ourselves. It is made with bronze patinated brass and glass. Heavy, durable and very fit for purpose. The lid is removable for extra ventilation to stop the plant from sweating. Measurements: Height: Width:

Dome plant supports

Dome plant supports £49.99
These classic shaped plant supports are good for more upright perennials and shrubs with arching stems in your borders such as Paeonies, Delphiniums, Hydrangeas and Spiraea. It is made from forged iron powder coated dark brown to protect it outdoors. Measurements: Squat: Tall:

Echinacea 'Sunset' (PBR) (Big Sky Series) (coneflower)

Echinacea ‘Sunset’ (PBR) (Big Sky Series) (coneflower) £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to September Hardiness: fully hardy Overlapping, bright orange ray florets surround a prominent orange-brown cone, create vibrantly coloured flower heads, which appear in large numbers from midsummer to mid-autumn on stiffly upright stems. Like other coneflowers, it is long-flowering and will cope well with adverse we ather conditions, except drought. Try it dotted through a sunny, mixed border or in bold drifts among grasses where it will extend the season of interest. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads. Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflower s benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.

Tulipa 'Little Beauty' (species tulip)

Tulipa ‘Little Beauty’ (species tulip) £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March – April Flower colour: bright pink Other features: all parts of the plant may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested; contact with any parts of the plant may aggravate skin allergies Hardiness: fully hardy From amongst the lax clumps of long, slender leaves, upright bowl-shaped flowers emerge on short, sturdy stems. The hot pink petals often have a green flush on their outer edges, while the inside eye is a mix of creamy white and rich blue. Garden care: From August to November plant the bulbs 15-15cm deep and 10-15cm apart in a sunny spot with fertile, well-drained soil. While actively growing, keep them moderately well watered and remove the flowers after they have faded. At that stage a balanced liquid fertiliser can be applied each week for 4 weeks before they die down.

Tulipa 'Carnaval de Nice' (double late tulip)

Tulipa ‘Carnaval de Nice’ (double late tulip) £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May Flower colour: white Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb Size: 12+ This spectacular tulip has pure white double blooms, that are heavily striped with crimson and can grow up to 10cm across. The flowers are long lasting and contrast nicely with the variegated leaves which have an ivory edge. Due to the many good features of this plant, it has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.

Iris 'danfordiae' (iris)

Iris ‘danfordiae’ (iris) £1.99
Delightful, deep yellow flowers with subtle greenish-yellow markings in February and March. These pretty dwarf irises are perfect for a well-drained, sunny site. Often shy to flower in the second and subsequent years, for the best results plant 10cm (4in) deep in early autumn and feed with a potash-rich fertiliser as soon as the buds appear. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: February and March Flower colour: deep yellow Other features: narrow, square-sectioned, leaves; all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Plant 10cm (4in) deep in naturalistic drifts in September or October in a well-drained, sunny site Goes well with: Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepherd’, Kniphofia ‘Percy’s Pride’, Eryngium variifolium, Alchemilla mollis, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Kelway’s Glorious’, Echinops ritro