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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - September 18th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these products

Tulipa 'Snow Valley' (fringed tulip bulbs)

Tulipa ‘Snow Valley’ (fringed tulip bulbs) was £3.99 now £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May Flower colour: white and green Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 12/14 Green petals with a fringed white edge, which is sometimes flushed with pink, form fabulous flowers that are useful for both their colour and textural interest. Mix it with other tulips which have either a traditional or liliflora silhouette for a wonderful contrast. Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.

Acer palmatum (Palmatum Group) 'Butterfly' (Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum (Palmatum Group) ‘Butterfly’ (Japanese maple) was £17.99 now £14.99
Position: partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: April to May Flower colour: purple-red Other features: red winged fruit in late summer Hardiness: fully hardy Masses of tiny, red, spring flowers contrasting beautifully against delicate grey-green leaves with slender white and shrimp-pink margins. This compact, upright Japanese maple is an ideal specimen tree for a small garden. It is best grown in partial shade since the exquisite, variegated foliage scorches in full sun. Garden care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.