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Price reductions at Crocus

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

Reduced items at Crocus

Clematis montana var. grandiflora (clematis (group 1))

Clematis montana var. grandiflora (clematis (group 1)) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May to June Flower colour: pure white Hardiness: fully hardy Exquisite, pure white, late spring and early summer flowers with yellow centres and dark green leaves. This extremely vigorous clematis is excellent for training over a pergola or covering an unsightly wall, fence or garden shed. It’s an ideal climber for a north-facing site. Garden care: No routine pruning is necessary. If the spread of the needs to be restricted prune immediately after flowering, cutting back overlong shoots to healthy buds. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.

Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon' (clematis (group 3))

Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ (clematis (group 3)) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July to November Flower colour: wine red bell-shaped flowers Other features: long flowering period from mid-summer through autumn Hardiness: fully hardy From mid-summer to late autumn, wine red star-shaped flowers, with yellow anthers, cover the plant. It is a more compact variety which makes it perfect for growing in a container. As with most clematis of the viticella group it also shows good resistance to clematis wilt. Garden care: Cut back stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring. Mulch in late winter with garden compost or well-rotted manure but avoid the immediate crown.

Clematis 'Henryi' (clematis (group 2))

Clematis ‘Henryi’ (clematis (group 2)) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: creamy-white flowers Other features: a superb, old variety Hardiness: fully hardy Large, creamy-white flowers, with chocolate brown anthers, are produced throughout the summer on this vigorous clematis. It is perfect for growing up a trellis with other climbers or to cover a wall. To encourage blooms to cover the whole plant, train stems so that they are evenly spaced on the trellis. Garden care: Remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring, cutting all remaining stems back to where strong buds are visible. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring

Clematis montana var. rubens 'Pink Perfection' (clematis (group 1))

Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Pink Perfection’ (clematis (group 1)) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: pink Hardiness: fully hardy Sweetly scented, pink flowers in May and June amid purple-flushed, mid- green leaves. This vigorous, deciduous clematis is ideal for covering a wall or fence in sun or partial shade. Since it often outgrows the space intended for it, for a small garden we’d advise the less-vigorous Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Freda’. Garden care: No routine pruning is necessary. If the spread of the plant needs to be restricted prune immediately after flowering, cutting back overlong shoots to healthy buds. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.

Clematis 'Kermesina' (clematis (group 3))

Clematis ‘Kermesina’ (clematis (group 3)) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July to September Flower colour: red Other features: N/A Hardiness: fully hardy This vigorous, late-summer flowering clematis produces a profusion of crimson-red flowers from July to September. Named after the kermis insect from which the red dye cochineal is obtained, the scarlet flowers look magnificent scrambling through trees, shrubs and climbing roses. Resistant to clematis-wilt it copes well in moderate wind. Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year’s stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

Clematis √Čtoile Violette (clematis (group 3))

Clematis √Čtoile Violette (clematis (group 3)) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: fully hardy This vigorous, late summer-flowering clematis produces a profusion of deep purple flowers with creamy-yellow centres from July to September. Looks stunning scrambling through trees, shrubs and climbing roses. Stands up well to wind and is resistant to clematis wilt. Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year’s stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine)

Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: January to March Hardiness: fully hardy Cheerful yellow flowers appear on bare stems in winter and early spring and really brighten up a dark, winter day. This vigorous shrubby climber is easy to grow and easy to train on wires or a trellis, but it looks just as attractive left to scramble freely over low walls. Bright green stems, even in winter, and dark green shoots add to the appeal of this lovely climber. Give it space to express itself and prune regularly. Garden care: Prune back after flowering to strong buds or young lower branches. On older plants, cut back about a quarter of the old shoots to the base.

Jasminum officinale (common white jasmine)

Jasminum officinale (common white jasmine) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection) A popular, sweetly scented climber smothered in clusters of highly fragrant whit e flowers from June to August and pretty, fine foliage. This versatile, deciduo us climber appreciates a sheltered, sunny, well-drained site, and can cope with dry conditions. Since it spreads quickly in all directions, it’s ideal for cov ering a large south or west-facing wall or an unsightly garden building. In sma ll gardens, it is best planted in a pot and trained up a trellis or wall. Garden care: After flowering remove old and over- crowded shoots. Prune hard in autumn to keep it within bounds, but be warned that flowering will be retarded the following year.

Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart' (Persian ivy)

Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heart’ (Persian ivy) was £11.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: humus-rich, preferably alkaline, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes No3 potting compost for container-grown plants) Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: October and November Hardiness: fully hardy This vigorous, self-clinging, variegated Persian ivy has heart-shaped, mid-green leaves splashed with yellow. As it matures, the variegation of the foliage becomes more pronounced. It is a handsome, self-clinging, evergreen cl imber suitable for brightening or covering a shady wall or as fast-growing groun dcover. Mature plants bear large, spherical green flowers in autumn. It is par ticularly suited for planting in areas recently cleared of builder’s rubble sinc e it prefers alkaline soil. It works best in fertile, moist but well-drained, a lkaline soil. Garden care: Water specimens grown as houseplants regularly during the growing season, providing a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Keep moist during the winter months. Plants may be pruned at any time of the year to keep within bounds.