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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - June 22nd, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new items

Lutyens bench - eau de nil

Lutyens bench – eau de nil £399.99
Using the same design that was created by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens over 100 years ago, this bench is a design classic. Our eau de nil paint finish however, has given it a fresh, contemporary twist. Made from long-lasting and hardwearing FSC certified Acacia, it will look fab gracing a patio, lawn or conservatory. This item is supplied partly assembled, It is relatively easy to build with bolts and all the tools you need to put it together. Please note the cushion is not included. Measurements: Total Height: 97cm Length from Arm rest to arm rest: 147.5cm Length of the seat: 128cm Width of seat: 53cm Distance from floor to seat: 39cm With all outdoor furniture the ideal scenario is to cover the items up with a water proof cover or sheet if you are going to leave it outdoors over the winter months.

Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple' (coral bells)

Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’ (coral bells) £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist or well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy Airy sprays of tiny, salmon pink summer flowers appear on wiry stems above neat mounds of large, shiny, almost metallic, dark burgundy leaves. A popular heuchera, this variety is grown mainly for its distinctive foliage, and it looks particularly effective planted in large drifts and contrasted with other foliage plants. It is semi-evergreen and makes an eyecatching front-of-border plant, ideally in dappled shade. Garden care: Heucheras do not like dry soil. Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.

Anemone x hybrida 'Pretty Lady Diana' (Pretty Lady Series) (Japanese anemone)

Anemone x hybrida ‘Pretty Lady Diana’ (Pretty Lady Series) (Japanese anemone) £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, fertile, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: fully hardy Recently bred in Japan, this new cultivar has a compact habit, which means it does not need staking and will stand up well in poor weather conditions. The flowers appear in abundance, adding colour to pots or borders in late summer and autumn. Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Tidy up old dead leaves in March. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring. Avoid moving the plant since it resents disturbance. Where necessary lift and divide congested clumps in early spring.

Water saver

Water saver £3.99
This water saver sits at the bottom of pots saving you lots of water. Very simple and effective which saves you from watering your plants every day. It is best suited for tappered pots with a minimum based diameter of 21cm to a maximum internal diameter of 35cm. The feathered sides flex up to fit pots between these sizes. The reservior in the base of the saver is 6cm deep with a top diameter of 22cm so will collect a good amount of water in the base of the pot. The three holes allow the roots to tap down into the moisture. Flexible rim for a range of pot sizes Dimensions: Large: Fits pots sizes up to 35cm internal diameter Small: Fits pots sizes up to 25cm internal diameter