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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - August 12th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these products

Anemone coronaria De Caen Group Mixed (anemone bulbs)

Anemone coronaria De Caen Group Mixed (anemone bulbs) was £4.99 now £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: light, sandy soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March to April (or June to July if planted in spring) Flower colour: red, blue-violet and white Other features: useful as cut flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb size: 5/6 Shallow bowl-shaped flowers in shades of red, blue-violet and white appear from March to April above the deeply divided, fresh green leaves. These pretty poppy-flowered anemones make charming cut flowers. They are ideal for a sheltered, sunny site. Garden care: Plant pre-soaked tubers 5-8cm (2-3in) deep and 15cm apart in September or October in light, sandy soil in a sunny, protected site. Cover with a cloche or dry mulch to protect against extreme winter weather. If you want them to flower in summer, the tubers can be planted out in spring.

Lamium maculatum 'Album' (spotted dead nettle)

Lamium maculatum ‘Album’ (spotted dead nettle) was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained garden soil Rate of growth: average to fast Hardiness: fully hardy Whorls of white, nettle-like flowers appear from April to July above a low, spreading carpet of matt-green leaves with silvery edges. This long-flowering dead nettle makes pretty, semi-evergreen groundcover around the base of deciduous shrubs and trees. It prefers partial shade, and once established, will even flourish in dry shade. Garden care: If you are growing this in dry shade, keep it well watered until it is established. After it has finished flowering, remove the faded flower heads to encourage fresh new foliage. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.

Haws mini watering can

Haws mini watering can was £7.99 now £5.99
This handy indoor watering can is engineered from premier grade, recyclable plastic for thick wall strength and long life. Its comes complete with long spout and a round brass face rose. Holds 0.7 litres of water.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana Cream' (shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Banana Cream’ (shasta daisy) was £8.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately-fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: pale yellow fading to white Hardiness: fully hardy Lush-looking dark green foliage clothe the stout upright stems, and throughout summer lashings of large, pale yellow flowers appear, fading to white as they mature. Regular deadheading will encourage even more to form, althernatively cut them while they are still fresh and add them to a vase where they can last up to two weeks. Garden care: Cut the flowered stems back to ground level in autumn. Divide congested colonies in early spring or late summer.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii (Black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii (Black-eyed Susan) was £8.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August to October Flower colour: orange-yellow Other features: toothed, mid-green leaves; excellent, long lasting cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Charming, daisy-like, orange-yellow flowers with prominent, cone-shaped, blackish-brown centres appear in abundance from August to October. This beautiful ‘black-eyed Susan’ is an excellent choice for the middle of a late summer border and it associates particularly well with ornamental grasses. It is a particularly free-flowering variety, that is best planted in bold drifts in a sunny or partially shady site that doesn’t dry out over summer. Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. Support with ring stakes or brushwood well before the flowers appear.

Aster x frikartii 'Monch' (michalmas daisy)

Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ (michalmas daisy) was £8.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August to September Hardiness: fully hardy Masses of long lasting, lavender-blue, daisy-like flowers with orange centres from August to September and dark green leaves. These charming Michaelmas daisies are ideal for a mixed or herbaceous border with well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Best in full sun, they associate especially well with late summer flowering perennials such as Rudbeckia and Echinacea. Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in early spring. Water regularly during dry spells and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the ground and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant. Asters are one of the easiest plants to take cuttings from. All you need to do is pull away sideshoots that have already rooted. These can then be potted up individually or planted directly in to the garden.

Helenium 'Ruby Thuesday' (sneezeweed (syn Ruby Tuesday))

Helenium ‘Ruby Thuesday’ (sneezeweed (syn Ruby Tuesday)) was £8.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow to average Flowering period: August to September Hardiness: fully hardy A recent introduction, with deep red to copper-red daisy-like flowers with prominent, red and saffron centres and widely spaced and fluted petals. This beautiful, perennial sneezeweed makes a wonderful, late summer companion for ornamental grasses and red, white or earth-toned flowers. More compact than many varieties, it also looks fabulous is a container. Bees and butterflies love it and it makes an excellent cut flower too. Garden care: Heleniums are versatile plants that love plenty of sunshine and moist soil. They rarely suffer from pests or diseases, however young plants do need to be protected from slug attack. Tall varieties need to be staked. To encourage the plant to repeat flower deadhead back to side shoots that have flower buds emerging. Cut back by half after flowering to help prevent mildew. Cut down to the ground in late winter. Every two to three years divide the plants in spring to keep them in top condition. When replanting add loads of well-rotted organic matter to the soil to feed them and keep them moist.

Round railing pot

Round railing pot was £7.99 now £6.99
This quirky pot is made from 100% weatherproof resin and comes in a range of great colours. The pot is split in a ‘U’ shape with a locking bar underneath means it will sit tightly on the balcony rail without any worry of it falling once planted. This is a great great addition to any space and can be filled with some beautiful plants to really give your balcony the wow factor. This railing pot will fit onto curved or flat railings which are up to 6cm wide. Available in a range of colours, all varieties sold separately. Measurements: Diameter: 30cm Height: 24cm Height of arch: 16.5cm Elho pots have many features which make them one of the best plastic pots to have in the garden. Lightweight therefore easy to move around. Waterproof thus these pots are easy to clean, will resist bacteria growth and prevent leaks. Being frost proof, these pots will withstand temperatures down to -20 degrees celsius. Durable and UV resistant, these pots look like new, for longer.

Galvanised planter with rope handles

Galvanised planter with rope handles was £7.99 now £6.99
Made from galvanised metal that has been embossed with a decorative pattern around the sides, this planter can also be used as a decorative feature, or could be put to a more practical purpose and used to collect clippings or weeds. Available in two sizes, their sturdy rope handles will make it easy to carry them about. Small: Height 18cm x Diameter 27cm Large: Height 26cm x Diameter 41cm Available in more than one size. All sizes sold separately.