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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - May 7th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new products

Wall storage box

Wall storage box £12.99
Seed wall storage units made from galvanised sheet steel. Each one has the word ‘seeds’ embossed on the front. This is perfect for those who love to be organised inside and out. Dimensions: Width – 24cm Wall height – 20cm Front height – 15cm

Tall plastic pot

Tall plastic pot £10.99
Weight These are very light. Therefore they are easy to move around. Especially with large pots this is a huge convenience! You will have the opportunity to change the view of your terrace or balcony in an easy manner regularly by placing your pots elsewhere. Waterproof This is a very great advantage that will make your plant very happy indeed. Because synthetic flower pots are not porous, bacteria do not get the opportunity and additionally the soil dries out less rapidly due to evaporation or leaking of the water. Thus also clearly better for the health of your plants. If you use the pots indoors it also mean that you will not run the risk of getting stains on the floor, table or window sill as a result of leaking water. Frost proof You can easily leave your synthetic pots outdoors in the winter. Up to a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius below zero synthetics are frost proof. Handy if, for instance, you want to plant flower bulbs in flower boxes in autumn. But you can also create atmosphere on your terrace with an evergreen. . With synthetic pots you can therefore give your terrace a green face even in the winter! Durability Synthetic is a very strong and sturdy material. Pots that are made of synthetics do not break due to a little bump. There are no little pieces that break off. Convenient with children! Additionally this pot is UV proof, so they do not loose their colour under the influence of sunlight and that is a very appealing certainty. Maintenance friendly Synthetic pots are very easily cleaned. Because of the smooth surface (and the fact that they are not porous!) algae deposits for instance do not get much of a chance. A cloth, a hand wipe or a brush over the pot is usually sufficient to make the pots look like new again. Available in more than one size and colour. All colours and sizes sold separately.

Viola odorata 'Hungarian Beauty' (violet)

Viola odorata ‘Hungarian Beauty’ (violet) £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: February to March Flower colour: pale violet-blue with a dark centre Hardiness: fully hardy Perfect for carpeting a woodland floor, filling gaps at the front of the border, or potting up for the patio or terrace, these rarely available violets will soon form a good-sized clump, which in late winter and early spring will be topped with small, but very pretty flowers. These flowers can be used to make hand-tied posies, or can be used to decorate cold drinks, cakes or salads. Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould or garden compost when planting. Protect young plants from slug-damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead the spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Primula auricula 'Piers Telford' (auricula)

Primula auricula ‘Piers Telford’ (auricula) £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April to May Flower colour: red and yellow Hardiness: fully hardy The Victorians thought that the flowers of the auriculas were so pretty that they used to mount the plants in frames with a black velvet backing and have special viewings. It’s easy to see why too when you look closely at the flowers of this gorgeous cultivar. The colours range from soft pink to shades of deepest ruby, and this is highlighted by the bright yellow eye. It may be small in stature, but you should make sure it is planted somewhere prominent so you can admire it each time you pass. Garden care: Divide large clumps after the plant has flowered, preferably during a wet spell.

Incarvillea delavayi (Chinese trumpet flower)

Incarvillea delavayi (Chinese trumpet flower) £3.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist, fertile, well-drained Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to June Flower colour: pink Other features: mid-green foliage Hardiness: fully hardy Clusters of deep rose-pink to purple tubular flowers from early to mid-summer. The exotic, trumpet-like flowers, up to 8cm (3in) across, usually appear before the mid-green foliage. Perfect for a sunny border on moist, well-drained soil. As long as protection is provided against extreme weather conditions, it’s also suitable for growing in a container. Garden care: Plant the crown of the plant 8-10cm (3-4in) below the surface of the soil. Provide shade in summer and protection against severe winter weather. Take special care not to damage the fleshy roots

Oase watering can

Oase watering can £2.49
This watering can has a simple but modern design and comes in bright white plastic. This simple design means it can be used both inside and out and the long spout makes watering your plants easy. 1 litre can Dimensions: Height 24.3cm Holds 1 Litre 1.5 litre can Dimensions: Height 28.6cm Holds 1.5 Litres