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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - November 21st, 2015.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Loads of price reductions today at Crocus

Stand for Christmas trees

Stand for Christmas trees was £29.99 now £4.00
This clever stand is a wizz to use and will have your tree up in a flash. It has a ratchet system that will hold your tree straight and firm, and when it comes to dismantling, the push-pull bolts enable super-fast release. This also makes it really easy to make minor adjustments. With a large trunk access and water reservoir capacity, we think this is probably the best Christmas tree stand around. For regular domestic trees up to 2.1m (7′) tall, trunk up to 15cm (6″). Water capacity 4.75 litres (8.4pints). This Christmas tree stand was voted best buy by which December 2011

Fat snax feeder ring

Fat snax feeder ring was £7.99 now £4.99
This fat snax feeder ring is ideal for attracting blue tits, great tits, coal tits, long tailed tits, starlings, robins and other species. Holds the suet balls of the fat snacks. Holds up to 8 Fat Snax Diameter: 25cm All metal cage

Mesh ground feeder tray

Mesh ground feeder tray was £7.99 now £4.99
Ideal for feeding the ground feeding birds. Made from a rigid metal, free draining micro mesh that keeps food fresher & drier. Endorsed by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) and meets all the BSA (Bird Care Standards Association) standards Size: 18.1cm x 18.1cm x 5.3cm

Feeder cups on a stake

Feeder cups on a stake was £5.99 now £4.99
This simple cup bird feeder is great for bringing both small birds and colour into your garden. The feeding cup, which comes complete with drainage holes is made from powder coated mild steel and is available in both a red or orange finish. The dark green stake come in three parts and is easily assembled ready to stake in any soft surface of your garden. These look great placed amongst low flowerbeds, shrubs, pots and planters. Measurements: Height: 69cm Diameter: 7.2cm

Toast holder for feeding birds

Toast holder for feeding birds was £5.99 now £4.99
Bread does not contain all the necessary proteins and fats that birds need for a well balanced diet, but it does make a tasty treat when incorporated into a varied diet. This handy little feeder will hold one slice toast – brown is better than white and ideally toast should quickly be dipped in water. The frame is made from FSC certified timber and it is covered by a fine gauge mesh, which will not only prevent birds from taking over-large chunks, but it also means that the feeder can be half filled with peanuts. Dimensions: H 17cm x 17cm W

Dahlia 'Bishop of Dover' (single dahlia)

Dahlia ‘Bishop of Dover’ (single dahlia) was £8.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to September Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection) A single row of white ray-florets, which usually have a pinkish violet flush, surround the central disc, forming pretty flowerheads that are held on deep purple-brown stems. The purple tinted foliage offers a wonderful contrast. They make excellent cut flowers and pollinating insects (including bees) will flock to them. Garden care: Provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Once the first frosts have blackened the foliage, carefully lift and clean the tubers and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite. Store in a frost-free place, checking frequently over the winter months.

Lilium regale (regal lily)

Lilium regale (regal lily) was £8.99 now £5.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained, including chalk, enriched with leaf mould, or a loam-based potting compost such as John Innes no. 2 Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July Hardiness: fully hardy One of the most popular varieties of lily, and its not hard to see why. The hug e trumpet-shaped white flowers are flushed with pink, smell divine and provide great wafts of scent throughout the garden when they are open. Alternatively bring them inside as cut flowers and they will fill your home with their heady perfume. Lilies are one of the all time favourite summer-flowering bulbs as th ey will look superb in any garden scheme. The RSPCA have reported that all parts of lilies can be fatal to cats, including the flower, leaves and pollen. For more information visit Garden care: Lilies are best planted in autumn when the bulbs are still plump, but they can still be planted in spring. Between August and March, choose a sunny spot where the plant can keep its feet in the shade. Plant 15 – 30cm apart and around 15 – 20cm deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould, using a marker to minimise any unnecessary disturbance. Stake with ring stakes or bamboo canes in spring before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms and cut the stems back to ground level at the end of autumn.

Globe feeder

Globe feeder was £7.99 now £5.99
Add this decorative feeder to your garden. Its durable and stylish design is bound to attract the birds. Designed for feeding seeds but we have used it for feeding dried mealworms with success too. Dimensions: 15cm length x 15cm width x 23cm height

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (sage)

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (sage) was £8.99 now £6.99
Position: full sun Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to October Flower colour: violet-blue Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees Hardiness: fully hardy A superb cultivar with glowing purple stems loaded with violet-blue flowers from June to October. The grey-green, aromatic foliage also makes an attractive accent in the summer border. A compact variety that is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. It thrives in a sunny spot and will become drought tolerant once established. The blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees. Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.