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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - July 17th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Over a hundred price reductions today at Crocus

PH soil test kit

PH soil test kit was £1.99 now £1.49
This PH soil test kit is easy to use and perfect for determining what plants are best to plant where in your garden. This kit will also help you determine what you need to add to your soil to help certain plants and vegetables grow to their best potential.

Fuchsia 'Alice Hoffman' (fuchsia Alice Hoffman)

Fuchsia ‘Alice Hoffman’ (fuchsia Alice Hoffman) was £5.99 now £2.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to October Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) This is one of the classic fuchsias, with bronze-green foliage that makes an attractive backdrop for its mass of semi-double flowers. Red and white flowers are produced in abundance on compact stems throughout summer. This hardy variety is ideal for borders and containers Garden care: To encourage growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.

The flower dead header

The flower dead header was £4.49 now £3.49
With a polypropolene handle and super-sharp carbon steel blades, this nifty little tool will make short work of faded flowers. Use them to prolong the flowering season of your favourite plants as well as keep them neat and tidy. The dead-header comes in a plastic sheath for storage. Measures: 12cm long

Fat snax feeder ring

Fat snax feeder ring was £7.99 now £3.99
This fat snax feeder ring is ideal for attracting blue tits, great tits, coal tits, long tailed tits, starlings, robins and other species. Holds the suet balls of the fat snacks. Holds up to 8 Fat Snax Diameter: 25cm All metal cage

Artemisia stelleriana 'Boughton Silver' (mugwort)

Artemisia stelleriana ‘Boughton Silver’ (mugwort) was £7.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained, fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August Flower colour: yellow Hardiness: fully hardy This handsome evergreen perennial is primarily grown for its deeply toothed, silver-grey foliage, which creeps across the ground forming very attractive low mounds. In late summer and early autumn, it does produce yellow flowerheads, but these are quite insignificant and many people prefer to pick them off. Ideally suited to hot, dry spots, it looks wonderful spilling over the edges of a Mediterranean-style border or creeping through a rockery. It also works a treat in a pot. Garden care: Apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around base of the plant.

Bergenia cordifolia (elephant's ears / heart-leaf bergenia)

Bergenia cordifolia (elephant’s ears / heart-leaf bergenia) was £7.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: any soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: March to April Hardiness: fully hardy Commonly known as elephant’s ears, because of their large, leathery, oval leaves, bergenias have become fashionable again, thanks both to the number of new cultivars that have become widely available and to their usefulness in the garden. Bergenias are low maintenance, evergreen, will grow in sun or shade and tolerate a wide range of soils, including dry soils and clay. This bergenia has deep-green leaves throughout the year and produces bright, rose pink flowers spikes in spring. A favourite of Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and plantswoman Beth Chatto, this robust plant is great for edging well-trodden paths or planted in groups as ground cover, or providing a foil for delicate plants. Garden care: After flowering remove faded flowerheads. Cut off damaged foliage in spring. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

Lupinus 'Manhattan Lights (PBR)' (west country lupin)

Lupinus ‘Manhattan Lights (PBR)’ (west country lupin) was £7.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June Flower colour: regal mauve and yellow bi-colour Other features: the seeds can cause severe discomfort if ingested Hardiness: fully hardy Each bloom is made up of a soft yellow upper petal and a dark purple wing, so there is a pronounced bi-coloured effect. These flowers surround the erect stem forming a glowing column of colour in summer. Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes in spring before the flowers appear and deadhead the faded blooms to encourage a second flush of flowers. Protect young plants from slug and snail attack

Apple peanut feeder

Apple peanut feeder was £7.99 now £3.99
A fun and innovative apple-shaped feeder that will help attract all sorts of wild birds to the garden. Top it up with bird nuts and hang it somewhere you can easily see, but cats or other predators cant reach and then sit back and catch all the action. Endorsed by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) and meets all the BSA (Bird Care Standards Association) standards Measurements: 12cm wide x 22cm high

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia (amsonia)

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia (amsonia) was £7.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to July Hardiness: fully hardy These easy to grow perennials will create a massive impact when their dark blue flowerbuds open to reveal their star-like, steely blue flowers in late spring and summer. The flowers are loosely held, in slightly pendulous clusters on top of tall stems bearing slender, tapering leaves, which turn interesting shades of yellow before dying back in autumn. The flowers can be cut and used in floral arrangements, but to stem the milky sap the end of the stems should be seared in a flame before popping in a vase. Garden care: Divide congested plants in spring.