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Price reductions at Crocus

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

Crocus has cut the price of these items

mixed Narcissus for naturalising (mixed daffodil collection bulbs)

mixed Narcissus for naturalising (mixed daffodil collection bulbs) was £8.99 now £7.99
This bag is sold by weight but may contain approx 350 bulbs (this is a guide only as it is dependant on the bulb size ) Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: March and April Flower colour: shades of golden-yellow and pure white Other features: strap-shaped, dark green leaves; excellent as cut-flowers; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb Size: 12/14 Splendid, single and bi-coloured flowers in shades of golden-yellow and pure white in March and April. This collection of top-quality daffodils and narcissi is ideal for naturalising in a sunny, well-drained border or lawn. To guarantee a colourful display and a supply of excellent cut-flowers plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep in late summer or early autumn. Garden care: Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep from late summer to early autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, dead-head and allow the leaves to die back naturally.

Chimonanthus praecox (wintersweet)

Chimonanthus praecox (wintersweet) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun Soil: any fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: December to February Hardiness: fully hardy Small, sweetly scented, sulphur-yellow flowers, stained purple inside appear on bare branches throughout the winter months. This vigorous shrub will ususally take a few years to start to flower, but they are well worth the wait and they will make a lovely specimen plant for a sunny, well-drained mixed or winter border. Try to plant it close to a house entrance or path where its scent can be appreciated. Highly prized by floral arrangers, a stem of these unusual, bowl-shaped blooms makes a wonderfully fragrant indoor display. Garden care: Minimal pruning is required. Remove crossing, dead or diseased branches in late spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.