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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - July 4th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

Hydrangea macrophylla  'H20-2' Miss Saori (PBR) (RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2014)

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘H20-2’ Miss Saori (PBR) (RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2014) was £14.99 now £12.99
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 Hardiness: fully hardy Winner of RHS Chelsea plant of the year 2014, this stunning new hydrangea can flower on both new and old wood, so it has a very long period of interest. The petals of the sterile, double flowers have a deep rose margin, creating a picotee effect with the creamy white centre. They look dazzling against the backdrop of luch green foliage, which takes on burgundy overtones in spring and autumn. Stock will be available from August 2014. By clicking on the ’email me when in stock’ button (its next to the price) you can register your interest and we will send you an email as soon as we have them available for delivery. 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.

Lavandula angustifolia 'mini stem standard' (lavender mini-standard)

Lavandula angustifolia ‘mini stem standard’ (lavender mini-standard) was £19.99 now £14.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: fully hardy Lavenders are universally loved. They have aromatic foliage, that will release its delicious scent each time it is brushed against and rich purple, summer flowerspikes that attract bees, look good in both fresh and dried arrangements and make excellent additions to pot pourri. It is growing in a 14cm pot and trained as mini-standard. They will look great when potted up and placed on a sunny patio. Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.

Canna 'E. Neubert' (Indian shot)

Canna ‘E. Neubert’ (Indian shot) was £19.99 now £14.99
Position: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun) Soil: fertile, well-drained soil or loam-less potting compost Flowering period: June to September Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection) A must-have for the summer garden, this exotic-looking Indian shot has impressive purple-green foliage, which throughout summer is topped with even more impressive orange-red flowers. It is a dazzling plant for a tropical-themed planting scheme, and it can also be used to add height to summer bedding displays. Garden care: Pot the rhizomes up into 20cm pots filled with a good quality compost. The rhizomes should be planted shallowly, just covering them with compost, but making sure that any new shoots are above soil level. Water lightly and then grow them on at temperatures above 10C, increasing the water as they start to grow. Gradually harden off before planting out after all risk of frost has passed. Water regularly during the growing season, applying a phosphorus-rich liquid fertiliser each month. In frost-prone areas lift the rhizomes in autumn and store in a frost-free environment in barely-moist compost or leaf mould.

The grow-bag frame

The grow-bag frame was £19.99 now £17.99
Made in the UK from recycled steel, this clever new frame is easy to assemble using a unique, clip fixing system. The plastic straps provide a strong vertical plant support system, which is ideal for growing taller plants like tomatoes and runner beans. The lower steel cross bar draws the bag upwards, making a deeper bed for roots to develop and it also creates voids that make it easier to apply water and fertiliser. Once erected it is quite sturdy and can even be gently moved around. After use it can be dismantled and folded flat for easy storage until next time. Dimensions: Height 120cm Depth 30cm Width 90cm

Sturdy bean plant support

Sturdy bean plant support was £28.99 now £26.99
An innovative alternative to hours of tying bamboo canes. This has an ‘easy clip’ system which effortlessly connects the the cross bar to the support legs and has hooks for attaching netting (not supplied). Assembles simply in only a few mintues and is ideal for runner beans or other climbers. Made from robust, weatherproof plastic coated steel. Measurements: Height: 190cm Length: 3m The ‘legs’ can be adjusted to fit the space.