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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - July 24th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced price on products today at Crocus

Salvia x sylvestris 'Schneehügel' (sage)

Salvia x sylvestris ‘Schneehügel’ (sage) was £4.99 now £2.49
Position: full sun Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to October Flower colour: white Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees Hardiness: fully hardy Glowing white flowers crowd the upright, branching stems throughout the summer, and if dead-headed, may produce a second flush that often lasts well into autumn. Wonderful for adding vertical interest to beds and borders, the flowers are also very attractive to bees. Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

Gypsophila 'Rosenschleier' (baby's breath)

Gypsophila ‘Rosenschleier’ (baby’s breath) was £5.99 now £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: deep, light, preferably alkaline, sharply drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July and August Hardiness: fully hardy A profusion of small white flowers, which take on a pink blush as they mature, appear on the branching stems in mid- to late summer, creating a frothy haze above the low mounds of grey-green foliage. Garden care: Support using twiggy pea sticks or brush wood before the flowers appear. Cut back to ground level after flowering. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn

Borinda fungosa (chocolate bamboo)

Borinda fungosa (chocolate bamboo) was £39.99 now £34.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast Leaves: lime to mid-green Canes: green, turning reddish in sunnier spots Hardiness: fully hardy New canes emerge in early summer, upright at first, but becoming more arching under the weight of the unfurling, light to mid-green leaves. When grown in sunnier spots, the canes will slowly turn shades of rich chocoalte-red, thus creating a wonderful contrast to the foliage. Formerly listed as a Fargesia, it is a larger and more vigorous form and has been reclassified. It is still very rare here in the UK, so it should appeal to aficionados and plant collectors. Garden care: Do not allow to dry out while the plant is getting established. Protect from cold, drying winds.