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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - October 9th, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has these new lines today

Terracotta arc pot

Terracotta arc pot £59.99
A low pot with gently angled sides that provides a generous planting area, which is suitable for a wide range of salad crops, seasonal bedding or alpine plants. Hand-thrown in Turkey, this pot has classic good looks and has an excellent resistance to frost damage. We think these classic, unfussy designs work best in an English garden. Although the inspiration came from Tuscany, the pots have been made in Turkey. They are hand thrown (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 Aegean coast. The clay from this area ages to a lovely patina, as the salts slowly leach 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 various sizes, all sold seperately. Dimensions: Small – width 59cm x height 32cm Large – width 53cm x height 45cm

Allium 'Forelock' (ornamental onion)

Allium ‘Forelock’ (ornamental onion) £2.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: rusty maroon Other features: narrow, mid-green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy This stunning ornamental onion forms rounded flowerheads in early summer, which can grow up to 10cm across and have a distictive raised tuft of flowers or ‘forlock’ on top. Ideal for adding structural interest to a mixed border, the flowers also make long lasting additions to cut flower arrangements and keep their shape for some time after being dried. Since the leaves die back before the flowers emerge its best planted with other medium sized herbaceous perennials, such as sea-holly, which will help to mask the faded foliage. Garden care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring