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New products at Crocus

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

New items at Crocus

Walk in greenhouse with shelves

Walk in greenhouse with shelves £99.99
An easy to construct and dismantle greenhouse which is a perfect ‘starter’ or temporary greenhouse to help encourage both new and experience gardeners. Ideal for seed propagation and growing young plants and vegetables. Includes 3 tier shelving and roll up zip door. Dimensions: 1.9m x 1.25m x 1.9m

Traditional Joseph Bentley hand tool set

Traditional Joseph Bentley hand tool set £27.99
A lovely, traditional hand tool set that contains a hand trowel, transplanting trowel and hand fork presented in an attractive box. These tools are designed to reflect the values and qualities of a bygone age, where style and elegance prevailed. Each tool is manufactured from high grade stainless steel with handles constructed from solid ash. A fabulous tool set that will make a perfect gift, either for gardening friends or for a treat for yourself. The traditional range of garden tools has been inspired by the look, feel and quality of the tools offered in the early 1900’s. They are well crafted, manufactured with FSC Ash and stainless steel.

Astrantia major 'Alba' (masterwort)

Astrantia major ‘Alba’ (masterwort) £8.99
Position: ful l sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, pre ferably humus-rich soil Rate of Growth: ave rage to fast Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: fully hardy Pale greenish-white, pincushion-like flowers surrounde d by a ruff of white bracts are produced from June to August above deeply lobed, dark green leaves. This delicate astrantia is perfect f ornaturalising in areas of moist, dappled shade.  It works equally well ina woodland edge or in a mixed border, shaded by shr ubs anddeciduous trees. Astrantias have been cultivated in B ritain since the 16th century and have numerous common names, such as melancholy gentleman, Hatties pincushion and the more well known masterwort. Garden care: Astrantias do not like dry soil. Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather especially newly established plants. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a ge nerous 5-7 cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. D ivided specimens may take some time to establish since they dont like having the ir roots disturbed.

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (foxglove) £7.99
Position: partial shade Soil: humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: June to July Hardiness: fully hardy This elegant foxglove produces stately spires of of white, tubular flowers in June and July held above rosettes of large, hairy, dark green leaves. This pretty white foxglove is perfect for lighting up a shady border or for dotting through a mixed border among evergreen shrubs. Although it is a short-lived plant, given favourable conditions it will self-seed freely. All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested and contact with the foliage may irritate skin. 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 biennial, although if happy they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely.