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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - January 15th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new lines

Plain lightweight pot

Plain lightweight pot £129.99
This pot looks like a traditional terracotta pot, but in fact it is made of fibreglass and resin the finishes are so authentic it is hard to tell them apart from the real thing. It is a wonderfully versatile material which is light-weight, low maintenance and most of all frost-proof. They are ideal for use indoors as they are outdoors, they are supplied without drainage holes although if required they can be pre drilled by us. If you require holes please type ‘drill holes in pots’ in the delivery instructions part of the checkout . NB holes must be drilled for outdoor use. Dimensions – Size 1 – 36cm Diameter x 29cm Height Size 2 – 45cm Diameter x 39cm Height Size 3 – 56cm Diameter x 46cm Height Size 4 – 67cm Diameter x 60cm Height

Malus 'John Downie' (crab apple)

Malus ‘John Downie’ (crab apple) £39.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May Hardiness: fully hardy Pollination Group: A B C and D – it is a good pollinator for all apples Masses of cup-shaped, white flowers open from pale pink buds in May, followed by large, oval, orange and scarlet fruit, which are both highly ornamental and valuable for making preserves. This vigorous crab apple flowers and fruits best in full sun and the foliage turns wonderful shades of yellow and burnt orange in autumn. Upright, becoming conical with age, it makes a glorious specimen tree for a small, urban garden. Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant. Pollination Information: This apple has a very long flowering period, so belongs to all the pollination groups and therefore is ideal for using as a pollinating partner to all other apples.

Kniphofia 'Ember Glow' (red hot poker)

Kniphofia ‘Ember Glow’ (red hot poker) £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August to September Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: In autumn remove and compost the faded, flower spikes and apply a deep, dry mulch around the crown of the plant. Divide and re-plant overcrowded colonies in spring.

Gladiolus byzantinus (gladiolus bulbs)

Gladiolus byzantinus (gladiolus bulbs) £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Hardiness: hardy (borderline) Bulb size: 8/10 An unusual, late-spring flowering bulb which produces spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped, magenta flowers. It looks stunning planted in groups among shrubs, where it will spread freely, or for providing vivid vertical accents among silver-leaved plants. The exotic-looking flowers also make lovely cut flowers. Garden care: Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in autumn, on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage.

Leucanthemum vulgare (ox-eye daisy)

Leucanthemum vulgare (ox-eye daisy) £2.49
Position: full sun Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flower colour: white Other features: toothed, dark green leaves, excellent informal cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Large, white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centres on long stalks. This native wildflower is commonly found growing in bold swathes on grassy banks and roadside verges from June to August. Perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower meadow, where it will create a carpet of flowers. This packet contains enough seeds for 1sq m of meadow – more if they are started off in a seed tray and grown on a little before planting out. Garden care: Divide over-congested clumps in autumn or spring. Sow: March – October Flowering: May – July Approximate quantity: 1350 seeds.