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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - March 29th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

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Dancook 5200 charcoal barbecue

Dancook 5200 charcoal barbecue £89.99
This barbecue is perfect for those alfresco meal times. With a clean, contemporary look, this barbeque is sure to fit into any style of garden seamlessly. Made from anthracite enamel with teflon and featuring two sidetables, it is hard waring and practical. Also supplied with a 6mm chromium plated grid which can be adjusted to four positions for the optimum cooking level. Measurements: Height: 91cm Width: 110cm Depth: 41cm

Lucca terracotta pot

Lucca terracotta pot £34.99
Beautifully proportioned pots that are wider than they are tall, which lend themselves particularly well to mixed planting schemes. They look especially good when crammed full of seasonal bedding, herbs or alpine plants that are allowed to spill out over their angular sides. The striking shape and classic good looks, makes them statement pieces that will create beautiful focal points for either the garden or patio. Available in two sizes. Small: External 30cm high x 45cm diameter Internal 29cm high x 42cm diameter Large: External 42cm high x 60cm diameter Internal 36cm high x 50cm diameter Terracotta Pot Size Guide We think these classic, unfussy designs work best in an English garden. Although the in spiration came from Tuscany, the pots have been made in Turkey. They are hand th rown (sometimes from 2 pieces of clay for the larger pots) by Argun and his son who are the 3rd and 4th generation of potters from the Izmir region on the Aege an coast. The clay from this area ages to a lovely patina, as the salts slowly l each to the surface. Each pot is fired to 1080 degrees C to make them as frost resistant as possible. However we would always suggest that, just to be extra safe, in the very cold months that you move empty or full pots into a sheltered spot. Our pots are all hand thrown so each pot is slightly different in thickness and shape which gives them their unique character. This pot has an extra large drainage hole the base. Available in more than one size. All sizes sold separately.

Deutzia x hybrida 'Strawberry Fields' (deutzia strawberry fields)

Deutzia x hybrida ‘Strawberry Fields’ (deutzia strawberry fields) £8.99
Position: full sun Soil: any fertile, well-drained neutral to alkaline soil Rate of growth: fast growing Flowering period: June Hardiness: fully hardy A very pretty flowering shrub, that will add late spring and early summer colour to the border with its pretty clusters of pink and white star-shaped flowers. These are sought-after by pollinating insects including bees and may have a light scent. Once established it is quite easy to look after and as it does not get too big, it can be grown in a large patio pot. Garden care: To encourage a bushy habit tip-prune young plants, either by pinching off the tips of soft shoots or by reducing long leading or lateral shoots by a third. Immediately after flowering, cut back the stems that have flowered to one or two healthy buds.

x Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse' (coral bells)

x Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ (coral bells) £7.99
Position: partial shade Soil: fertile, moist or well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to July Hardiness: fully hardy Forming an attractive carpet of colourful foliage in partial shade, this decorative perennial also produces sprays of small white flowers in late spring and early summer. The scalloped foliage is a rich burgundy-brown and it has a slim, lime green border around the outer edge and it may be retained throughout the year in milder winters. A wonderful container plant, it will also look attractive as an understory plant on a woodland floor. Garden care: Remove tatty foliage in autumn. Lift and divide clumps every couple of years in early autumn and replant with the crown just above the surface of the soil. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3 in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the crown of the plant in spring.

Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple' (foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea ‘Dalmatian Purple’ (foxglove) £6.99
Position: partial shade Soil: humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: June to July Hardiness: fully hardy A breakthrough in breeding has produced these new ‘Dalmatian’ foxgloves, which will usually flower in their first year. This purple flowered cultivar forms tidy clumps of foliage, but it is for the wonderful spires of thimble-like flowers that open upwards from the base of the spike in summer, that it is best-loved. Garden care:Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering, cut back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Cut down to the ground after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the plant in early spring. These plants are mainly short-lived perennials, although if happy they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely.

Delphinium 'Astolat Group' (delphinium)

Delphinium ‘Astolat Group’ (delphinium) £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May – June Hardiness: fully hardy Lovely tall spires packed with soft blush to deep pink flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Forming part of the Pacific Hybrids Series, they have been bred to withstand higher summer temperatures and have larger than average flowers on their stout stems. A classic cottage garden addition, it is useful for adding height and structural interest to the planting scheme. Garden care: Protect young foliage against slug and snail damage in spring. Stake with bamboo canes in mid-spring, before the flowers appear. During the growing season, apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks and wearing gloves cut back the faded flower-stems to a flowering side-shoot to encourage repeat flowering. At the end of autumn cut back and compost the faded flower-stems.

Muscari armeniacum (muscari)

Muscari armeniacum (muscari) £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No2 compost to one part sharp grit) Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: April and May Flower colour: blue Other features: strap-like, mid-green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Charming, cone-shaped spikes of tiny, mid-blue flowers appear in April and May above the grass-like, mid-green leaves. Grape hyacinths look gorgeous peeping out of a large container, planted with yellow, spring-flowering pansies. Quickly forming small colonies, they’re also valuable for naturalising at the front of a sunny mixed or shrub border. Garden care: Plant pots in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) on arrival.

Pot feet

Pot feet £3.99
These fantastic pot feet raise the pot off the ground to ensure adequate drainage and prevent waterlogging. Supplied as a set of three, they will support almost all pot sizes and weights. Measurements: Small: Length 7cm Large: Length 8.5cm

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' (cinquefoil)

Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ (cinquefoil) £1.99
Position: full sun Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy Ravishing, rich raspberry red flowers with deep velvet red centres from June to August and hairy, strawberry-like leaves. This red cinquefoil is a fabulous, long flowering plant for a sunny herbaceous or cottage style border. One of the most attractive varieties currently available, for maximum success chose a site that doesn’t get waterlogged in winter. Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring