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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - June 15th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these products today

Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' (hairy chervil)

Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ (hairy chervil) was £6.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April-June Flower colour: pink Other features: great in a woodland setting Hardiness: fully hardy Umbeliferous plants (ones that produce flowers that radiate from the top of a single stem and look like giant starbursts) are really in demand now, and this is one of the best. The clusters of soft pink flowers appear in late spring and early summer and top the spreading mounds of deeply divided foliage, which has a distict fern-like appearance. The leaves are slightly hairy, have a delicious, apple scent and are sometimes flushed with purple. In the wild, the species can be found in hedgerows, open woodland and meadows from Spain to Russia. Garden care: Cut back tatty foliage to neaten it up and apply a generous layer of mulch around the roots in the autumn.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (black-eyed susan)

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (black-eyed susan) was £7.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August to October Flower colour: golden yellow Other features: toothed, mid-green leaves; excellent, long lasting cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Large, golden-yellow, daisy-like flowers up to 12cm (5in) across with cone-shaped, blackish-brown centres from August to October. This award-winning black-eyed Susan looks great planted in bold drifts with other late summer-flowering perennials and ornamental grasses. Coping well in a sunny spot, it’s ideal for the middle of a border that doesn’t dry out over summer. Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. Support with ring stakes or brushwood well before the flowers appear.

Abelia chinensis (Chinese abelia)

Abelia chinensis (Chinese abelia) was £14.99 now £11.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile: well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to October Flower colour: pink-flushed, white Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection in colder areas) Glossy green leaves clothe the spreading stems of this deciduous shrub, while for a long period from summer to autumn, they are laden with clusters of fragrant, pink-flushed, white flowers. If possible plant it in a sunny spot, where it will get protection in winter from cold, drying winds. Garden care: Dead head regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn after flowering lightly trim back the flowered shoots to retain a neat and tidy shape. Remove any dead or damaged wood in April.