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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - November 15th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new items today

High energy deluxe seed mix for wild birds

High energy deluxe seed mix for wild birds £39.99
A high energy seed mix for all wild birds to help them through the cold winter months, simply high in nutrition and recommended for all types of wild birds. Crocus Tip Suitable for Seed Feeders, Table and Ground Feeding. General Feeding Tips Ensure food is available at peak feeding times such as dawn and dusk Remember to have a fresh supply of drinking water available for your garden birds Site feeders away from predators such as cats Keep feeding sites hygienic as possible by clearing away uneaten food/droppings Store all food in a cool dry place Endorsed by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) and meets all the BSA (Bird Care Standards Association) standards

Laurus nobilis (bay laurel (pyramid))

Laurus nobilis (bay laurel (pyramid)) £24.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: March to May Flower colour: clusters of greenish-yellow flowers Other features: black autumn berries on female plants; contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergies; the mature leaves may be used fresh or dried in bouquet garni, for flavouring stocks and sauces. Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection) These evergreen bay laurel pyramids are ideal for punctuating a formal or contemporary planting scheme. Since the lustrous, aromatic, dark green leaves, valuable for culinary use, are susceptible to wind scorch provide a sheltered, sunny or partially shady site and winter protection in cold areas. Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season and feed with a slow-release fertiliser such as Scotts Controlled Release Tablets. Clip established plants lightly twice during the summer months to retain a balanced shape, using secateurs not shears. Supplied in a plastic pot they are suitable for potting in to terracotta pot or wooden planter to make them look a feature on patios or outside your door

Nandina domestica 'Magical Sunrise' (heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica ‘Magical Sunrise’ (heavenly bamboo) £14.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas) Dwarf variety of Nandina. This is a very healthy plant with a compact, bushy growth habit. The foliage colour is unique. The plant is one of the more hardy selections. Garden care: In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' (hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ (hydrangea) £14.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: August to September Flower colour: lime green, fading to cream and then pink Other features: the flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangements Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care:To enhance flowering prune hard in early spring, cutting back the previous season’s shoots to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant.

Photinia Magical Vulcano ('Kolmavoca) (PBR) (photinia)

Photinia Magical Vulcano (‘Kolmavoca) (PBR) (photinia) £14.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: any fertile, well-drained neutral to alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast growing Flowering period: April and May Flower colour: white Other features: spherical, red fruit Hardiness: frost hardy Garden care: To encourage a profusion of bright young leaves in late-spring or summer shorten the stems of established specimens by up to 15cm (6in), to just above an outward-facing bud. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring

Allium hollandicum (aflatuense) (allium bulbs - syn aflatunense)

Allium hollandicum (aflatuense) (allium bulbs – syn aflatunense) £0.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size:10/12 They look spectacular grouped in a pot, or in a sunny border, dotted in groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear. Garden care: Plant bulbs 15cm deep and 15cm apart to enjoy the full effect of the flowers. Avoid excessive soil moisture, and split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.