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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - November 17th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these items today

Veronica spicata 'Rotfuchs' (speedwell (syn. Red Fox ))

Veronica spicata ‘Rotfuchs’ (speedwell (syn. Red Fox )) was £6.99 now £3.49
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: deep pink Hardiness: fully hardy Branching leafy stems form neat, bushy mounds, which are topped with stout spikes bearing deep, rose-pink flowers. A very decorative cultivar, particularly when planted in large clumps towards the front of a herbaceous border. Garden care: Remove faded flower-stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring

Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum' (barrenwort)

Epimedium x youngianum ‘Niveum’ (barrenwort) was £5.99 now £3.49
Position: partial shade Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: April to May Hardiness: fully hardy Pretty and versatile with distinctive, heart-shaped leaves and a spreading habit, epimediums bring lightness and airiness to a shady border. The leaves of this variety are semi-evergreen and flushed with bronze in spring and autumn. In spring, it has masses of tiny, bell-shaped pure white flowers with long spurs, held on wiry, red-tinted stems. A wonderful ground-covering plant, which will lighten up shady areas, or can be planted en-masse under deciduous trees. Garden care: In early spring remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear and apply a thick mulch of compost or well- rotted compost around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

Laurus nobilis (bay laurel)

Laurus nobilis (bay laurel) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: March to May Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas) An evergreen shrub that is grown for its lustrous, aromatic, dark green leaves rather than for the rather insignificant clusters of greenish-yellow flowers it bears in spring. This handsome, slow-growing shrub or small tree is perfect for screening and makes a lovely foil for deciduous flowering shrubs. It will thrive in most conditions, provided it is sheltered from strong winds, and it can also be clipped into a strong shape. The aromatic leaves are valuable, fresh or dried, for flavouring savoury stocks or sauces. These plants are supplied as untrained bushes, although they can be trained into most shapes, such as balls or pyramids (as in the photo). You will need some patience to train them into topiary shapes though as they are quite slow-growing. 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. Plants are supplied in bush form. They can be trained into most shapes, such as ball or pyramid, as in the photo. You will need some patience to train these bays in a topiary shape as they are slow-growing.