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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - February 22nd, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced products at Crocus

Jasminum polyanthum (scented Chinese jasmine)

Jasminum polyanthum (scented Chinese jasmine) was £12.99 now £9.99
Position: bright filtered light Soil: good potting compost Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: late winter to spring Hardiness: tender (will need winter protection) Current Height: approximately 40cm (including pot) This twining climber is much sought after for is heavenly scented flowers, white flowers, which appear en-masse in late winter and spring. It makes an excellent conservatory where it can be used to clothe an unsightly wall. This one has already been trained onto a bamboo cane, but if given something larger to scramble onto (such as a taller wigwam of canes or a trellis panel), it will soon start to cover it. Garden care: Maintain temperatures above 10C in winter, and if you wish, you can move it to a sunny patio with shade from midday sun during the summer. Feed every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Prune to fit the growing frame in late winter or early spring.

Rosa Eglantyne ('Ausmak') (PBR) (rose Eglantyne (shrub))

Rosa Eglantyne (‘Ausmak’) (PBR) (rose Eglantyne (shrub)) was £24.99 now £18.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June and September Flower colour: light pink Other features: excellent cut flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Beautiful, light pink blooms which are large and exquisitely formed – the petals turn up at the edges to form a shallow saucer filled with smaller petals. One of the most beautiful, repeating flowering English roses available with a strong, old rose fragrance. An excellent garden shrub that is medium in height and bushiness with attractive foliage and suffers very little from diseases. All our roses are grown in an open field and then dug up when the weather conditions are right in October or November. Some suppliers send out their roses as ‘bare root’ plants (ie without pots or compost), but we pot ours up as it helps to keep the roots hydrated and in good condition. As they are dormant throughout the winter, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don’t be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots. The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally they should planted out as soon as possible. They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from snipping off any tips that have died back. Routine pruning can begin in late winter the year after planting. Garden care: If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plants roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rose Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose sickness (aka. replant disease). Remove the plants from their pots and gently spread out the roots before placing them in the centre of the hole. Try to ensure that the ‘bud union’ (the point where the cultivated rose has been grafted onto the rootstock, and from where the shoots emerge) is at soil level. You can judge this quite easily by laying something flat, like a spade handle or bamboo cane, across