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New products at Crocus

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

New items today at Crocus

Outdoor / indoor red berry lights

Outdoor / indoor red berry lights £29.99
100 LED lights which can be both static or used on a multi-function setting. These lights can be used outdoors on trees or bushes or in the house to create a magical effect. Practical considerations 100 low voltage replaceable LED berry lights Outdoor use Static or multi-function Over 17m long Colour: red Cable colour (LV): green Power: 240V Transformer to 1st Lamp: 10m Lamp Spacing:15cm

Rhododendron luteum (deciduous azalea)

Rhododendron luteum (deciduous azalea) £12.99
Position: partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: yellow Other features: vivid bonfire shades in autumn Hardiness: fully hardy Sweetly scented, yellow, funnel shaped blooms in May and June and mid green leaves, which take on vivid bonfire shades in autumn. This vigorous, deciduous azalea looks great planted in a mixed border with other evergreen trees or shrubs. As long as it’s given moist, well-drained acid soil it will tolerate full sun. Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.

Hydrangea 'Blushing Bride' (PBR) (hydrangea)

Hydrangea ‘Blushing Bride’ (PBR) (hydrangea) £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to October Flower colour: white with a pink blush Hardiness: fully hardy First discovered by a nursery worker at Bailey Nurseries in Minnesota USA and hailed by the renowned American horticulturalist, Dr. Michael Dirr as a horticultural miracle in his book Hydrangeas for American Garden, this has only recently been introduced her in the UK. So what sets these aside from other Hydrangeas is that the Endless Summer range can flower on new and old wood. That means you can enjoy the big clusters of white, flushed pink flowers (they also come in blue and pink) from June to October. A fabulous, long flowering addition to the garden, they will also make a great informal hedge. Garden care: Leave the old flower heads in place through the winter. As the new shoots start to emerge in spring cut back a third to a quarter of the previous seasons flowering stems to the base and cut back the remaining flower heads to the first pair of buds.

Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone)

Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone) £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist but well drained, humus-rich soil. Likes neutral or alkaline soils Ra te of growth: fast Flowering period: April – May Hardiness: fully hardy A lovely little anemone which forms a mou nd of deeply cut foliage, topped with  nodding white flowers with yellow ce ntres in late spring. The plant gets its common name from the way the flower bud s emerge on bent stems, so they hang like snowdrops. Then they straighten up and face outwards as the flowers start to open. The petals catch the breeze, making  them look a little like butterflies, and they will grow to form open cup s hapes up to 7cm across. They are scented and are good for cutting, but if you le ave them on, they will be followed by white woolly seedheads. Find the right spo t for them and they will naturalise and spread into large clumps. G arden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or ma nure around the base of the plant in spring. Cut back to just above ground level if they start to look messy and they will quickly rejuvenate. Where necessary l ift and divide congested clumps in early spring.