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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - January 2nd, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these products today

Bottle top sprayer

Bottle top sprayer was £2.99 now £1.99
A simple and easy to use bottle top sprayer to be used for fertiliser, weed killer, insecticides and leaf shine. You will need an empty 2 litre bottle so then you can fill it up. Remove the bottle lid and replace it with the bottle top sprayer. The back of the sprayer is a manual pump, when that is pumped to create the vacuum there is a pressure release button on the top which you push and that releases the water. Measurements: 29cm in length, handle closed 41cm in length, handle extended

Lonicera x heckrottii 'American Beauty' (honeysuckle (Gold Flame))

Lonicera x heckrottii ‘American Beauty’ (honeysuckle (Gold Flame)) was £5.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy Fabulously fragrant, pink-flushed, orange-yellow, tubular flowers from June to August, followed by red berries in hot summers. This vigorous, shrubby honeysuckle is semi-evergreen in milder winters, and looks lovely in a small cottage-style or wildlife garden. Since it doesn’t have the twining branches found on other varieties, it will need to be tied with garden twine to an upright support. Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

Verbascum bombyciferum 'Polarsommer' (mullein)

Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Polarsommer’ (mullein) was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun Soil: poor, well-drained, alkaline soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to August Flower colour: butter yellow Hardiness: fully hardy (but short-lived) An attractive rosette-forming biennial that is covered in silky silver hairs. In summer tall spikes of saucer-shaped, butter yellow flowers appear above white-woolly basal leaves. A stunning plant for the back of a sunny border or planted in dramatic swathes in an island bed. Garden care: Mullein moth caterpillars can be a problem, so look out for them in early June and pick them off as soon as they appear. Remove faded flower-spikes. Apply a thick 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch around the base of the plant in early spring. It is worth keeping in mind that these plants are mainly biennial, so although they usually self-seed freely, the plant will only live for two years


Meerkat was £14.99 now £9.99
Add an element of fun to your garden with this adorable meerkat family. This adorable little meerkat family is certain to brighten up your garden, with their cheeky faces you wont be able to help but fall in love with them. Meerkats always appear to be laughing and smiling with their large shinning eyes and wide grin, you can’t help but be drawn to these wonderful creatures. Dimensions Single 41cm x 11.8cm x 13cm Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the ornament is UV and frost resistant and will look great wherever you decide to place it.

The barn garden by Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith

The barn garden by Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith was £20.00 now £15.00
The Barn Garden is charming memoir, written about the creation of a garden that has been formed with the help of Tom’s parents, his family and friends. If nothing else it should encourage its readers to document their own progress with their gardens, and make their own scrapbooks – however modest the endeavour. Apart from being a wonderful documentary record of the garden, the book contains fabulous photographs the garden in all seasons by Andrew Lawson and Marianne Majerus, and the text gives a fascinating insight into Tom’s ideas about design and the way he combines plants. Its an easy and inspiring read, written by a designer at the top of his game. All the profits from the book go to charity.