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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - January 17th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these products

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily Mckenzie' (montbretia bulbs)

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily Mckenzie’ (montbretia bulbs) was £4.99 now £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: August and October Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas) Wiry, arching stems carry large, pendulous or horizontal, bright orange flowers that have reddish-purple blotches at their base in late summer. Beautiful in bold drifts and excellent cut flowers. Garden care: Plant the corms (bulbs) in spring approximately 8-10cm deep and 10-15cm apart. Resist removing the faded foliage in autumn and cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (lungwort)

Pulmonaria ‘Sissinghurst White’ (lungwort) was £7.49 now £5.99
Position: full or partial shade Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March to April Flower colour: white Other features: white-spotted leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Delicate, pure-white, funnel-shaped flowers in early spring and white-spotted, bright-green leaves. This dainty pulmonaria is perfect for shady areas. One of the first to flower, it looks lovely alongside dwarf narcissus. Best in a soil that remains moist over summer, since mildew can take hold if the roots dry out. Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps every three to five years after flowering or in autumn. Cut back plants affected by mildew to the ground, water and feed – the plant will regenerate and produce new leaves later in the year.

Helenium 'Biedermeier' (sneezeweed)

Helenium ‘Biedermeier’ (sneezeweed) was £9.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to October Hardiness: fully hardy Each petal-like ray-floret has distinctive red and yellow banding, creating a striking bi-coloured effect. The ‘petals’ are slightly drooping when they first appear, but this becomes more pronounced as the flowers mature. Perfect for ‘hot’ themed borders, they also mix well with ornamental grasses in a prairie-style planting scheme. Garden care: Heleniums are versatile plants that love plenty of sunshine and moist soil. They rarely suffer from pests or diseases, however young plants do need to be protected from slug attack. Tall varieties need to be staked. To encourage the plant to repeat flower deadhead back to side shoots that have flower buds emerging. Cut down to the ground in late winter. Every two or three years divide the plants in spring to keep them in top condition. When replanting add loads of well-rotted organic matter to the soil to feed them and keep them moist.

Astrantia 'Moulin Rouge' (PBR) (masterwort)

Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge’ (PBR) (masterwort) was £9.99 now £7.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil Rate of Growth: average to fast Flowering perio d: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy This is a new variety of astrantia with stunning red pincushion flowers surrounded by a ruff of red bracts that appear from early to late summer. The leaves are prett y too; deeply lobed and dark green. Although it is an old cottage-garden favourite, this astrantia works equally well in contemporary -style plantings. Use towards the front of a sunny, yet moist border. It makes an excellent cut flower as the flowers last up to two weeks in a vase. Astrantias have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century a nd have numerous common names, such as melancholy gentleman, Hattie’s pincushio n and the more well-known masterwort. Garden care : Astrantias do not like dry soil so in corporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather, especially with newly established plants. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7 cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compos t around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don’t like having their roots disturbed.

Large wooden cold frame

Large wooden cold frame was £99.99 now £49.99
The robust, solid wood, jointed frame and twin-wall polycarbonate glazing provides the perfect insulation to keep your plants nice and cosie in winter. Two hinged lids make it very easy to move the plants in and out, while the whole thing can easily be transported about the garden or patio. It comes in an easy to assemble flat-pack. Measures: 89cm x 78cm x 59cm tall at the top of the ridge.