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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - July 23rd, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus reduced the price on these items today

Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'Old Gold' (juniper)

Juniperus x pfitzeriana ‘Old Gold’ (juniper) was £4.99 now £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: any well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow to average Other features: contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergies Hardiness: fully hardy Spreading stems are clothed in aromatic bronze-flushed yellow foliage, which holds its colour well throughout the year. Ideal to use as a specimen plant, it will slowly form a handsome, flat-topped shrub that looks great when planted with rounded and more upright conifers. Garden care: Needs minimal pruning – remove any misplaced or diseased branches in late autumn.

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' (white cedar)

Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ (white cedar) was £4.99 now £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: deep, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Hardiness: fully hardy An excellent feature plant for a pot, or for adding structural interest to a mixed border. This evergreen conifer will hold its compact, conical shape well throughout the year and can be planted side by side to create a low screen or hedge. Alternatively, simply use it as a stand-alone feature. Garden care: Wearing gardening gloves trim in spring and again in late summer.

Bee nesting box with zinc roof

Bee nesting box with zinc roof was £12.99 now £10.99
Encouraging Red Mason bees into the garden with a nesting box should help you get bumper crops of fruit and vegetables. This novel nesting box has a galvanized metal pitched roof and is packed with pieces of bamboo that provide the ideal nesting site. Made from FSC wood. The ‘solitary’ bee species that use these nests won’t swarm and the females will only sting if very roughly handled – the males cannot sting at all. Try to position your nesting box so that it gets lots of sun and angle it slightly so the water will not soak into the nesting holes every time it rains. You can attach it to a tree, fence or post (it is shown with an optional shepherds hook, which is available separately) close to a flowerbed or anywhere you think a bee might like to forage. Size: 15cm wide x 12cm deep x 20.5cm high

Daphne 'Perfume Princess' (daphne)

Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’ (daphne) was £29.99 now £14.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: January to March Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection) Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.

Bee & bug home

Bee & bug home was £29.99 now £25.99
This nest box is perfect for both bees and bugs which are great for your garden. The top chamber features seven wooden nesting and bamboo tubes of various sizes which encourage safe solitary bees to nest. The lower chamber is filled with pine cones to provide a safe habitat for beneficial insects such as ladybirds, earwigs and lacewings. The wooden retaining in this lower chamber can also be removed so that alternative natural materials such as straw or bark can be used to provide a safer wintering habitat. This bee and bug biome is made from FSC timber with a eau de nil painted finish . It should be placed in a sheltered position up to 2 metres above ground level facing South or South East to catch the morning sun. Measurements: Height: 20.5cm Width: 12cm Length: 10.5cm If you see the block and tubes filled by the end of summer, it is a good idea to cover them with chicken wire 25mm from the face of the biome to prevent woodpecker attack.