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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - October 5th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New products added today at Crocus

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Sissinghurst Blue' (rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Sissinghurst Blue’ (rosemary) £9.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Flower colour: purple-blue Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) Garden care: To ensure a plentiful supply of young, succulent leaves for culinary use gather the leaves regularly and prune each spring.


Flexi-tie £7.99
The flexi-tie is a versatile string which stretches as the plant grows. Being made of soft material, flexi-tie is kind to plants and will not cut into or strangle the stems. Flexi-tie can also be tied in a knot easily and will not slip or untie. Strong and frost-proof, the flexi-tie can be used again and again. The flexi-tie has many uses around the garden including mending fruit cages, attaching plant labels, tying climbers onto trellis, hanging bird feeders and is very useful for fruit and veg patches. Flexi-tie is available in two sizes, 60m and 120m, each sold seperately.

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel' (bear's breeches)

Acanthus mollis ‘Tasmanian Angel’ (bear’s breeches) £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: deep, fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July to August Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: To minimise the risk of powdery mildew taking hold ensure that the plant is watered well during hot, dry spells. To rejuvenate and minimise co ngestion, lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

Salvia pratensis 'Indigo' (Salvia)

Salvia pratensis ‘Indigo’ (Salvia) £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to August Flower colour: indigo-blue Other features: attractive to bees Hardiness: fully hardy Indigo-blue flowers open throughout summer from the base of upright, terminal flowerspikes, which rise above the clump of wrinkled, mid-green leaves. If cut back after flowering, it may produce a second flush later in the year. Garden care: To prolong flowering, cut out spent flower spikes as soon as they start to fade, leaving foliage to mature into rich autumn tones. Alternatively, cut back the whole plant after early flowering in late May/June to enjoy a second flush of blooms in July and August. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2 -3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.