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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - January 1st, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new products today

Wooden obelisk

Wooden obelisk £39.99
This wooden obelisk is made from sturdy pine and comes partly assembled which makes it easier to put together. It is ideal for borders, flower beds and patio planters and is a stylish way to create height in your garden. Comes in either a natural wooden finish or in a painted sage green finish. Measurements: Height: 1.9m Base width: 40cm

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosomultilobum Group' (soft shield fern (syn. Plumosum Densum))

Polystichum setiferum ‘Plumosomultilobum Group’ (soft shield fern (syn. Plumosum Densum)) £5.99
Position: full or partial shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Hardiness: fully hardy Soft, narrow, dark green fronds arranged in a distinctive shuttlecock-like shape. This handsome evergreen fern is perfect for a shady border with fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Cutting back the foliage in early January allows the surrounding area to be underplanted with snowdrops, winter aconites or wood anemones. Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole.

Iris 'Caesar's Brother' (Siberian iris)

Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’ (Siberian iris) £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June and July Hardiness: fully hardy Vibrant, violet-blue flowers with upright standards and a purple-veined, creamy-white base to each fall, appear from early to midsummer just above the slender, strap-shaped foliage. Wonderful when mixed with pale blues, violets and rich plum tones. Garden care: Plant in soil that has been improved with well-rotted manure or garden compost and do not allow to dry out, particularly as the plant is getting established. If planted in a container, it will need dividing and repotting every couple of years in spring.

Iris 'Blue Rhythm' (iris (tall bearded))

Iris ‘Blue Rhythm’ (iris (tall bearded)) £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May and June Hardiness: fully hardy Luscious, lemon-scented, cornflower blue flowers with ruffled petals in May and June and sword-shaped, grey-green leaves, retained all year. This stately bearded iris looks lovely towards the front of a sunny, well- drained border among lavender or Russian sage. A popular, tall variety, it will need staking. Garden Care: Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Remove the stems after flowering from the base as this will concentrate the plant’s energy into producing new rhizomes. Divide and replant about every three years.

Crocosmia masoniorum (montbretia bulbs)

Crocosmia masoniorum (montbretia bulbs) £3.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately-fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: August and September Flower colour: tomato-red Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: frost hardy Funnel-shaped, bright orange-red flowers are borne on arching stems from midsummer and seem to hover just above the pleated, bright green leaves. Grow them at the edges of a shrub or mixed border where it will add clumps of intense, late summer colour. This montbretia will become quite tolerant of drought once it has had a chance to become established and it spreads to form a good-sized clump. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Garden care: Plant the corms (bulbs) in spring approximately 8-10cm deep and 10-15cm apart. Resist removing the faded foliage in autumn and cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.