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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - September 27th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines today at Crocus

Buxus sempervirens (Common box cone)

Buxus sempervirens (Common box cone) £49.99
Position: partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Other features: contact with the sap may cause skin irritation Hardiness: fully hardy These evergreen box cones are ideal for a formal garden or courtyard. Best planted in fertile, well- drained soil in a partially shady site, they’re perfect for punctuating the end of a dwarf hedge or for use in pairs for flanking a set of steps, a doorway or path. Box are happy growing in a sunny spot but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil it is best to keep them in a partially shady spot in the garden. Garden care: Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Carefully cut back plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. Carry out rejuvenative pruning in late spring. After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmacote (inorganic) around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.

Hurricane conique foolen for tealight

Hurricane conique foolen for tealight £19.99
This generously sized and elegant hurricane style Tea light holder is produced from fine Borosilicate glass which is know for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion, making them resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common glass. The tealight is also easy to light at the glass can be lifted off to make it easy to light. They are subtle and blend into any garden or patio providing a discrete and nuetral light source. Tealight holder: Diameter: 10cm Height: 20cm

Twin feeder and hook set

Twin feeder and hook set £19.99
This heavy duty feeder pole with twin bracket is a great value way to provide provide a feeding platform for wild birds. Comes complete with one plastic seed feeder and one plastic peanut feeder. Measurements: Height: 2.2m

Spiraea x Sparkling Champagne ('LonspiÂ’) (PBR) (spiraea)

Spiraea x Sparkling Champagne (‘LonspiÂ’) (PBR) (spiraea) £17.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil Rate of Growth: average to fast Flowering period:Hardiness: fully hardy Larger than average yellow flowers appear in early summer, forming in clusters at the tips of the gently arching stems of this deciduous shrub. The foliage is another key feature of this decorative plant, as it emerges in spring with a bright copper overtone that fades to fresh yellow-green as it ages. This copper colouring is really effective though, particularly when the buds are developing as they too are a similar hue. Garden care: Immediately after flowering prune flowered shoots to strong buds. On mature specimens cut back between a quarter to a fifth of the old shoots to the base.

Trachelospermum 'Tricolour' (star jasmine)

Trachelospermum ‘Tricolour’ (star jasmine) £12.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: initially slow-growing Flowering period: July and August Flower colour: pure-white aging to yellow Other features: attractively variegated leaves are retained all year Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection) Wonderful, white-splashed, green leaves, which remain on the plant throughout the year, are accompanied by clusters of jasmine-scented, pure white, tubular flowers in mid and late summer. Variegated star jasmine is an attractive climber for a sheltered, sunny wall. It is less hardy than the plain-green form however, so where winter temperatures fall below -10 C, it’s best grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Garden care: No pruning necessary, however you can snip it back in February or March trim to keep within bounds. Protect from the winter weather.

Geum 'Cosmopolitan' (Cocktails Series) (PBR) (avens)

Geum ‘Cosmopolitan’ (Cocktails Series) (PBR) (avens) £8.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast Flowering period: May to July Hardiness: fully hardy A pretty new form, with softly ruffled semi-double flowers that are a subtle blend of rose pink, cream and apricot. These sterile blooms appear over several months and can also be cut and added to a vase. Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps every year in early spring or late autumn.

Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty' (winter honeysuckle)

Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ (winter honeysuckle) £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: December to March Hardiness: fully hardy Clusters of white, tubular flowers with prominent yellow anthers cling to bare branches in the depths or winter and fill the air with a heady fragrance. The scent from this deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub will stop you in your tracks. An invaluable addition to the garden in winter, it is best planted near a path or in a front garden, where its delicious fragrance can be appreciated. Once the bright green leaves appear, this honeysuckle looks rather insignificant, so plant it among shrubs that provide interest over the summer months. Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.