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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - January 4th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

Lilium 'Black Beauty' (lily bulb)

Lilium ‘Black Beauty’ (lily bulb) was £3.99 now £3.49
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould or a loam-based potting compost, such as John Innes no2 Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 16/18 Stunning sprays of scented, turkscap, blackish-red flowers with green centres and white margins appear in midsummer. The flowers make a fabulous display at the back of the border, or grouped in a container. This great summer-flowering bulb is universally loved because of its showy flowers that light up the garden. Garden care: Lilies can be planted at any time from early autumn, to mid-spring. Planting in autumn often helps them settle in and become better established before they start to put on their new spring growth, but spring planting is a better option if your soil is heavy and wet during winter. Choose a sunny spot, preferably where the plant receives a little light shade at its base, and plant each bulb 15-20cm (6-8in) deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould. Space them at approximately 30cm (12″) intervals and provide support before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms promptly and cut the dead stems back to ground level at the end of autumn.

Wax Amaryllis (no water living amaryllis)

Wax Amaryllis (no water living amaryllis) was £12.99 now £8.99
Position: bright but not in full sun Rate of growth: average Flowering period: Hardiness: frost tender (will need winter protection) No water flowers bulbs are handmade with specially amaryllis selected bulbs that don’t need water to grow. The bulb has enough energy for the flower to grow. So just enjoy this easy eyecatcher. All guaranteed to be flowering in 3-6 weeks. General care: Avoid placing the bulb in hoter rooms they are best in cooler rooms.

Magnolia Fairy White ('MicJur05') (PBR) (fairy magnolia)

Magnolia Fairy White (‘MicJur05’) (PBR) (fairy magnolia) was £19.99 now £17.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: any moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: March to May, then off and on until September Hardiness: fully hardy Another wonderful new magnolia from the renowned New Zealand breeder Mark Jury, this white-flowering evergreen produces its flowers along the stems (not just at the tips), so you get masses of flowers. The main flowering period is spring, however it is not uncommon to have them appear off and on right through summer and into autumn. A very beautiful specimen, they are also great for hedging as they do not mind being clipped back. It may be worth pointing out that in colder winters it may shed most (if not all) of its foliage. Garden care: Plant in a sheltered spot, away from strong winds. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in spring. Mulch in spring with manure or leafmould, especially on dry soils.