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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - November 17th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new products today

Clematis 'Frankie' (alpine clematis (Group 1))

Clematis ‘Frankie’ (alpine clematis (Group 1)) £12.99
Broad, bell-shaped, light to mid-blue spring flowers and mid-green leaves. This early spring flowering clematis is perfect for covering a north- or east-facing wall. The fluffy seed-heads, an important decorative feature, look fabulous glistening in the sun. Take care to handle the delicate roots with care when planting. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: April to May Flower colour: blue Other features: fluffy seed-heads Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: No routine pruning is necessary. If the spread of the plant needs to be restricted prune immediately after flowering, cutting back overlong shoots to healthy buds. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.

Christmas sack

Christmas sack £7.99
This traditional style hessian sack is great for keeping the presents hidden away until Christmas day. It is stamped with ‘Merry Chirstmas’ just in case family members get impatient and want a sneak peak. The vintage style means it looks great underneath the Christmas tree, at the foot of the bed or next to the fireplace. It also looks great with matching ‘Do not open until 25th December’ ribbon (see below) and ‘Do not open until 25th December’ Christmas sack. (see below) Measurements: Height: approx 78cm Width: approx 50cm

Sedum spectabile 'Stardust' (ice plant)

Sedum spectabile ‘Stardust’ (ice plant) £3.49
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: August to November Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees Hardiness: fully hardy Upright stems appear each spring, clothed in fleshy, pale grey-green leaves. From midsummer, these stems are topped with crowded cymes of white flowers. Tolerant of drought once established, it makes a wonderful addition to pots and containers. Garden care: The flowerheads look great left during the winter to add shape and texture to your border. In February and March cut back the old flowerheads and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Once established, sedums can have a tendency to flop leaving an open and unsightly centre, especially in fertile soil. One technique to help prevent this is the ‘Chelsea chop’. During the last week of May (RHS Chelsea Flower Show week), cut one in every three stems back to the ground. This will produce plants that are less lush and flower slightly later.