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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - April 26th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new products today

Organic lawn feed and improver

Organic lawn feed and improver £7.99
This organic compound fertiliser from Neudorff (NPK 9-3-5) is great for a thick and green lawn that suppresses moss and weeds. It also contain Mycorrhiza fungi to promote strong roots and plants making it a fast acting and long lasting fertiliser with improved resistance against drought and frost. It is made using animal by-products, fermented vegetation residues, organic materials and living micro-organisms. Instructions for use: Use from March to June and additionally in September and October. Scatter 50-100 g/m2, 2-3 times a year by hand or using a fertiliser spreader.

Self-watering window box

Self-watering window box £4.99
Measurements Length 50 cm Width 18cm Depth 14cm

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue' ('prepared' hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Delft Blue’ (‘prepared’ hyacinth) £2.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: any well-drained, moderately fertile soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No2 compost to one part sharp grit) Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April and May Flower colour: blue Hardiness: fully hardy Porcelain-blue, star-shaped flowers crowd the upright flowerspike in spring, filling the surrounding air with their sweet perfume. A wonderful addition to pots and window-boxes, it also looks lovely planted in clumps or drifts throughout the border. Plant it near a pathway or entrance, so the scent can best be appreciated. Garden care: Using gloves plant bulbs close together (but not touching), into shallow bowls containing bulb fibre, so their tops are just above the surface of the compost. After potting up, they will need a cool, dark period, which will encourage root growth, so pop them into a black bin liner and leave in the shed or garage. Check them occasionally to make sure the compost does not get too dry, and water them when necessary. When the growing shoot is about 5cm tall, take it out of the bag and bring the pot inside to a cool room away from direct sunlight until the leaves turn green. Afterwards they can be moved closer to the window, but if possible keep them away from central heating radiators. After they have finished flowering they can be planted outside in the garden, where they will flower again (in March or April) the following year. These bulbs can also be grown in specialist bulb vases. Simply fill the vase with water up to its neck and then sit the bulb on top, making sure the base of the bulb is just above the water. Then treat it in the same way as the potted bulbs.