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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - September 27th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced items at Crocus

Winter fleece plant covers

Winter fleece plant covers was £7.99 now £4.99
High performance plant protection jackets , which are made of heavy duty (35 gsm) fleece in an attractive shade of green. They are suitable for hanging baskets, and potted plants, as well as those planted out in the border. Available in three sizes: Small – 80cm height x 60cm wide Medium – 100cm height x 80cm wide Large – 180cm height x 120cm wide

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' (sevenbark)

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ (sevenbark) was £11.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: fully hardy One of the loveliest hydrangeas, this has huge globes of tightly packed, creamy white bracts that look like giant snowballs in late summer. As autumn progress es, the blowsy flowerheads fade to pale lime and the dark green, pointed leaves turn soft yellow. It has an upright habit and makes a breathtaking feature in a wide, partly shady border, particularly when planted in groups or with other hydrangeas. The flowerheads are a popular choice for dried flower arrangements . Contact with the foliage may aggrevate skin allergies. Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerh eads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plant s with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria) was £24.99 now £14.99
Position: full sun or light, dappled shade Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May to June Flower colour: bluish-lilac Other features: velvety, green seed-pods in hot summers; all parts of the plant are harmful if ingested Hardiness: fully hardy Pendant clusters of fragrant, pea-like, bluish-lilac flowers in May and June, often followed by velvety-green seed-pods. This vigorous Chinese wisteria looks fabulous trained over a sunny wall or strong pergola. Renowned for its superior fragrance and flower-colour, the twining stems need careful pruning. All the Wisterias we sell are grafted, so will start to flower at a younger age than those grown from cuttings. Garden care: To get lots of flowers, the twining stems need pruning twice a year – once in summer (about two months after the flowering has finished) and again in mid-winter. To train your Wisteria against a wall, the wall will first need a network of stout horizontal wires, attached at approximately 30cm intervals. After planting, prune the leading shoot of your Wisteria back to approximately 90cm above ground level and remove any side branches as this will encourage a strong new leader to form. In the summer of the first growing season, tie the leader in vertically and choose two new lateral shoots on either side of the leader. Tie these onto the wires at a 45 degree angle. Any smaller shoots coming from these lateral branches should be cut back to two or three buds. In the first winter, cut back the leader to a bud approximately 75cm above the highest lateral branch. Gently untie the lateral branches and prune them back by about a third, then re-tie them onto a wire so they are nearly horizontal. In subsequent summers (and until the plant has filled the allotted space), tie in the leader as it grows and choose two strong laterals to form the next tier. These should then be tied in at a 45 degree angle and as in the previous year, any smaller shoots coming from these should be cut back to two or three buds. In subsequent winters cut back the leading shoot as before and cut back and re-tie the new laterals to a near-horizontal position. The older laterals can be cut back by about a third of their total length. Once the plant has become established and reached the desired height, keep tying in the lateral stems as they spread out. In summer, cut back the wispy stems on both the laterals and sub-laterals (the

Large polytunnel cloche

Large polytunnel cloche was £24.99 now £19.99
An easy-to-use polytunnel that is made from tough UV stabilised, 150 micron polythylene. It forms a complete barrier so as retaining warmth and humidity in the tunnel. It helps protect plants against frost, harsh weather, animals and pests while warming the soil ready for early planting. Ideal for winter and early spring use. Measurements: Height: 18″ (45cm) Width: 24″ (60cm) Length: 10ft (3m)

4 Tier growhouse (includes a polythene cover + FREE winter fleece cover)

4 Tier growhouse (includes a polythene cover + FREE winter fleece cover) was £34.99 now £27.99
Any garden can accommodate this multi-tier mini greenhouse that can be positioned on a deck, patio or balcony. It has a sturdy tubular steel frame and clear plastic cover with a full- length zip for easy access. Inside, there are removable shelves for pots and seedtrays. Then in winter there is a fleece cover to help provide winter protection down to temperatures of -8. (at 120gsm it is a heavy weight fleece fabric) Dimensions: 69 width x 49 depth x 160cm height

Kitchen garden cloche

Kitchen garden cloche was £34.99 now £29.99
A sturdy, high quality, long lasting and stylish growing cover, perfect for the ‘grow your own’ gardener looking to add some elegance to the kitchen garden. Made from galvanised black powder coated steel and high quality U.V. resistant clear plastic The Cloche: Easy to use with carry handle Generous height for larger plants Adjustable air vents Includes galvanised steel ground pegs for securing to the ground Sizes: Length: 1m (3ft 3in) Width: 45cm (1ft 6in) Height: 35cm (1ft 2in) Please note: some assembly may be required.

Victorian bronze lantern cloche

Victorian bronze lantern cloche was £39.99 now £34.99
The victorians knew how to make things well. Sadly, we couldn’t find enough of the cloches that inspired this design, so we made it ourselves. There are two sizes, made with bronze patinated brass and glass. Heavy, durable and very fit for purpose. Sizes: Large: diameter 44cm x height 48cm Small: diameter 31cm x height 31cm

Polytunnel greenhouse

Polytunnel greenhouse was £99.99 now £89.99
This polytunnel is perfect for vegetable gardens and alloments or simply if you have a large garden with plenty of growing space. With it’s sturdy structure and reinforced cover, it provides great protection for your plants and vegetables against bad weather conditions. The reinforced cover comes complete with zips for easy access and ventilation in warmer weather. For extra stability this polytunnel includes ground pegs and ropes to hold it in place. Dimensions: Height: 1.9m Width: 2m Depth: 3m As with all polytunnels please do not leave up when very strong winds are expected.

Wooden 3 tier growhouse

Wooden 3 tier growhouse was £129.99 now £109.99
This growhouse is a brilliant way to protect your more tender plants in winter, and it can also be used to get your seedlings off to a flying start in spring. It comes in an easy to assemble flat-pack, and has a rigid, solid wood frame with twin-wall polycarbonate glazing. The hinged lid has locking stays, which means that it can be left ajar for ventilation and the hinged door has a latch bolt fastening. It also comes with two slatted wooden shelves. Colour may vary from image. Measurements: 110cm tall x 76cm wide x 57cm deep