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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - February 22nd, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products today at Crocus

'Bench - potting bench' (Garden potting bench)

‘Bench – potting bench’ (Garden potting bench) £179.99
This garden potting bench was designed to be a simple and practical work station which is small enough to fit in most gardens or sheds. It has a top and base shelf for extra storage as well as tool hooks on each side. Available in two colours means this will fit in with any garden space both inside and out. Made from FSC Acacia wood with a natural finish. Measurements: Height: 135cm Length: 65cm Width: 45cm

Olea europaea (olive tree - (mini 1/2 standard))

Olea europaea (olive tree – (mini 1/2 standard)) £24.99
Plants are supplied singularly. Shown with gift wrap suggestion. Position: full sun Soil: deep, fertile, sharply drained soil (or loam-based potting compost for container-grown specimens) Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas) As our climate gets milder, the popularity of olive trees continues to grow. Olives respond particularly well to pruning, and they look elegant and modern grown as standards with a long, clear stem. The leaves are pointed, grey-green and leathery and are retained all year. Tiny, fragrant, creamy-white flowers are followed in hot summers by edible, green fruits. Olive trees make excellent specimens for a sunny, Mediterranean-style garden, or try this standard in a large pot to frame an entrance or terrace. In milder winters it can be left outdoors in a sheltered spot, otherwise, it will need to be overwintered under glass. Garden care: To protect against wind damage stake using a low angled stake, driven into the ground on the windward side at a 45° angle. Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the planting area weed-free. Apply a top-dressing of a nitrogen-rich general purpose fertiliser twice or three times each year during the growing season. Size Guide: 1/2 Standard plants have a 40-45cm clear stem with a 25-30cm diameter head

Kinsmans bee nester

Kinsmans bee nester £19.99
The kinsman bee nester has been made from environmentally friendly material and it is constructed from rice husk and bamboo and contains no plastic. The outer wall contains approx. 60 bamboo nesting tubes and is specifically designed for solitary bees including mason bees and leafcutter bees. It is also easy to install and hange as well as clean. Measurements: Height: 16cm Diameter: 9cm

Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' (masterwort)

Astrantia ‘Hadspen Blood’ (masterwort) £8.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy Umbells of dark reddish-purple flowers, surrounded by a ruff of similarly coloured, long lasting bracts, appear from early to midsummer. Deadheading will encourage more flowers to form. Garden care: Astrantias do not like dry soil. Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather, especially newly established plants. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they dont like having their roots disturbed.

Falcon enamel serveware

Falcon enamel serveware £8.99
The blue and white enamel design of this outdoor kitchen range is a timeless classic. The colours are bright and long-lasting as they are both dishwasher and oven safe up to 270 degrees. This enamel range is made from porcelain fused onto heavy-gauge steel which makes it lightweight, durable and chemical-resistant. This also makes it perfect for outdoor use as it has enduring strength which means if you drop it it may crack but will not break. Measurements: Tumbler: Height 9cm – Wdith 9cm Plate set: Diameter 24cm Mug: Height 8.5cm – Width 9cm

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei' (cranesbill)

Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ (cranesbill) £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy A tumbling mass of bright pink, five-petalled flowers appear on hairy stems from June to August. This low-growing, evergreen perennial is perfect for the front of a sunny, well-drained border, rock garden or raised bed. Since it actually prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil it’s a good choice for a site recently cleared of builders’ rubble. Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.