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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - August 14th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these products today

Gardener's apprentice hand tool range

Gardener’s apprentice hand tool range was £5.99 now £3.99
This wonderful child’s hand tools has been specially designed for budding gardeners. Made to the highest standards even in stainless steel to exactly the right proportions, it’s the perfect miniature version of a grown-ups gardening tool. Like other children’s gardening tools in the range, it has been fully approved by trading standards and classified as an early learning product. Total Height 21cm The wooden handle is made with FSC certified ash from well-managed forests.

Wasp pipe trap

Wasp pipe trap was £4.99 now £3.99
An effective weapon against wasps which doesn’t involve chemicals. Its quick and easy to use by dropping the Wasp Trap into the neck of a drinks bottle containing sugary water. Ideal for use with standard drinks bottles. Once the wasps are inside, they cannot get out

Muscari armeniacum (grape hyacinth bulbs)

Muscari armeniacum (grape hyacinth bulbs) was £4.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No2 compost to one part sharp grit) Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: April and May Flower colour: blue Other features: strap-like, mid-green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 7/8 Charming, cone-shaped spikes of tiny, mid-blue flowers appear in April and May above the grass-like, mid-green leaves. Grape hyacinths look gorgeous peeping out of a large container, planted with yellow, spring-flowering pansies. Quickly forming small colonies, they’re also valuable for naturalising at the front of a sunny mixed or shrub border. Garden care: Plant 10cm (4in) deep in naturalistic groups in autumn. During summer when the bulbs are dormant lift and divide groups that are becoming congested.

Self-watering window box

Self-watering window box was £6.99 now £4.99
Weight These are very light. Therefore they are easy to move around. Especially with large pots this is a huge convenience! You will have the opportunity to change the view of your terrace or balcony in an easy manner regularly by placing your pots elsewhere. Waterproof This is a very great advantage that will make your plant very happy indeed. Because synthetic flower pots are not porous, bacteria do not get the opportunity and additionally the soil dries out less rapidly due to evaporation or leaking of the water. Thus also clearly better for the health of your plants. If you use the pots indoors it also mean that you will not run the risk of getting stains on the floor, table or window sill as a result of leaking water. Frost proof You can easily leave your synthetic pots outdoors in the winter. Up to a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius below zero synthetics are frost proof. Handy if, for instance, you want to plant flower bulbs in flower boxes in autumn. But you can also create atmosphere on your terrace with an evergreen. . With synthetic pots you can therefore give your terrace a green face even in the winter! Durability Synthetic is a very strong and sturdy material. Pots that are made of synthetics do not break due to a little bump. There are no little pieces that break off. Convenient with children! Additionally this pot is UV proof, so they do not loose their colour under the influence of sunlight and that is a very appealing certainty. Maintenance friendly Synthetic pots are very easily cleaned. Because of the smooth surface (and the fact that they are not porous!) algae deposits for instance do not get much of a chance. A cloth, a hand wipe or a brush over the pot is usually sufficient to make the pots look like new again. Available in more than one colour. All colours sold separately. Measurements Length 50 cm Width 50cm Depth 14cm

Tulipa 'Blue Ribbon' (triumph tulip bulbs)

Tulipa ‘Blue Ribbon’ (triumph tulip bulbs) was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April Flower colour: deep plum Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 11/12 A classically shaped, deep plum (not blue) coloured tulip which fades to lilac around the edges of the petals. Being a triumph tulip it is robust and has long lived flowers. Plant it up densely into pots so you can move it to a prominent spot on the patio when they are at their best. 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.

Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' (sage)

Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ (sage) was £8.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun to lightly dappled shade Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to October Flower colour: magenta pink Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) A superb new salvia, which was discovered growing in an Australian garden in 2005. believed to be a cross between Salvia buchananii and Salvia chiapensis ‘Purple Majesty’, it is a bushy perennial that produces an abundance of magenta pink flowers over a several months from midsummer. These dazzling flowers have a citrus scent and are held on reddish stems, so the overall effect is very colourful. Drought tolerant once established, it will be happiest in a warm, sheltered position with freely draing soil. Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

Dibblet for the seed and plant spacing rule

Dibblet for the seed and plant spacing rule was £6.99 now £5.99
Small dibber to accompany the ‘Seed and Plant Spacing Rule’ Dimensions: 20cm x 1cm

Neptunus watering can

Neptunus watering can was £6.99 now £5.99
This watering can has a modern design which makes it suitable for use both indoors and out in the garden. It comes in a bright white colour with black plastic base and handle. Dimensions: Height: 17.2cm Diameter: 14cm Holds 1.5 Litres

Vegetable patio planters

Vegetable patio planters was £12.99 now £10.99
It’s easy to grow your own vegetables with these new vegetable patio planters. They have been especially designed for use on patios, balconies and in small gardens, where there’s not enough room for a vegetable patch. Each pack of vegetable patio planters contains three planters of different depths- deep, medium and shallow – to accomodate different types of vegetable and salad plants. They are accompanied by a detailed growing guide that includes a list of varieties suitable for each container and how many to plant in each. For organic veggies, simply use organic compost and seed. Made from a tough, woven polyethylene with a natural-looking, plain jute design. The vegetable patio planters come with reinforced drainage holes and handles on each side so they can be easily moved. They are simple to use, reuseable and fold flat for easy, space-saving storage. Diameter: 35cm, 40cm, 45cm Height: 45cm, 30cm, 25cm