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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - November 14th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new lines today

Ceramic pot and paperwhite gift set (Ceramic pot and paperwhite gift set)

Ceramic pot and paperwhite gift set (Ceramic pot and paperwhite gift set) £7.99
Gift set includes ceramic pot, growing media, 3 x bulbs and growing instructions. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: March and April, as early as December if forced Flower colour: white Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) This traditional paperwhite is said to have the strongest scent of all. It can be planted out in the garden, but it is more often planted up into bulb bowls and ‘forced’ to grow early as an indoor plant. The scent is unforgettable and will fill your house for weeks on end. Paperwhite care: Empty two thirds of the supplied growing media into the pot. Place the bulbs with their growing tips upwards and cover with the remaining compost. Ideally the growing tips should be protruding just above the top of the compost. Watersparingly so the compost is moist, but be catreful not to overwater. Place the pot in a light position where temperatures remain around 18-20C. When in flower, move to a cool, bright position to help prolong the flowering period. Rotate the pot occasionally as they will grow towards the light. Keep compost moint but not waterlogged at all times. After the flowers have faded the bulbs can be planted outside in the garden.

Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty' (shrubby cinquefoil)

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Primrose Beauty’ (shrubby cinquefoil) £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to October Flower colour: primrose yellow Other features: mounds of grey green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Masses of primrose yellow flowers resembling wild roses from late spring to mid autumn, above compact mounds of grey green leaves. This pretty, pale yellow cinquefoil is an ideal long-flowering plant for a sunny, well-drained shrub or mixed border. Generally pest and disease free, although it tolerates partial shade it flowers best in full sun. Garden care: Trim lightly after flowering, cutting the older stems to the base and removing weak, spindly growth. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring