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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - June 30th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these lines today

Orlaya grandiflora (white lace flower)

Orlaya grandiflora (white lace flower) was £7.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to October Flower colour: pure white Other features:long lasting cut flower Hardiness: hardy annual Lovely, pure white flowers form in big, flat-topped clusters, which resemble lace-cap hydrangeas. They appear throughout the summer above the fine, fern-like foliage. This gorgeous hardy annual has an extremely long flowering period and will often flower until the first frosts. It is often seen in dry, grassy fields and olive groves throughout the Mediterranean so it is particularly good in wild gardens. Garden care: Feed with a liquid fertiliser every two weeks when it is actively growing. Once the plant has finished flowering you can collect the seed and sow immediately to propagate more plants for the following year.

Lavandula angustifolia 'mini stem standard' (lavender mini-standard)

Lavandula angustifolia ‘mini stem standard’ (lavender mini-standard) was £9.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: fully hardy Lavenders are universally loved. They have aromatic foliage, that will release its delicious scent each time it is brushed against and rich purple, summer flowerspikes that attract bees, look good in both fresh and dried arrangements and make excellent additions to pot pourri. It is growing in a 14cm pot and trained as mini-standard. They will look great when potted up and placed on a sunny patio. Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.

Rosmarinus officinalis 'mini stem standard' (rosemary mini standard)

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘mini stem standard’ (rosemary mini standard) was £9.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Flower colour: purple-blue Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) This popular herb is always in demand, but this mini-standard looks great too! It can be used to falvour a whole host of yummy dishes, including lamb, pork and roast vegetables. An evergreen shrub, it will provide year-round interest, and will look super potted up and placed near the kitchen door. Garden care: To ensure a plentiful supply of young, succulent leaves for culinary use gather the leaves regularly and prune each spring.

Sweet William Indian Carpet (40 plus 20 FREE large plug plants)

Sweet William Indian Carpet (40 plus 20 FREE large plug plants) was £14.99 now £13.99
Position: full sun to partial shade Soil: fertile, moist but well drained Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: late winter to late spring. Flowering colour: mixed Hardiness: fully hardy Firm favourites for many years, these tough and endearing bedding plants are easy to grow and will flower for several months from late winter to late spring. They are resistant to the heat, cold and rain and come in shades of red, rose and white as well as bicolours. Grown in individual plug cells, each plant measures about 5 – 7cm tall (from the base of the root to the top of the plant). They are ideal for keen gardeners who have a greenhouse where the plants can be grown on until they are ready for planting out in the garden once all chance of frost has passed. Please note that as we grow these for especially for you, we need to take full payment when you place your order so as to reserve stock for you. See above for despatch dates for this particular plant. To ensure that your plants arrive in the best possible condition each pack will be despatched individually. Our Plug Plants – Click for information about sizes

Traditional long handled bulb planter

Traditional long handled bulb planter was £49.99 now £29.99
Unanimously voted ‘Best Tool for the Job’ by our gardening team, this is the toughest long-handled bulb planter we have found. It slices cleanly through the ground, and then removes the soil ‘plug’ leaving a hole that is ready for the bulb to be dropped into before being covered over again. The bulb planter has a generous 7cm diameter head, so it can be used for planting all sizes of bulbs, and it even has a measuring guide, which comes in handy if you want to plant at a certain depth. Finely crafted from stainless steel with an FSC ash handle, the entire planter measures 1m tall. Easy to use in even the toughest of soils.