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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - January 30th, 2016.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Crocus has cut the price of these items

Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (rose (rambler))

Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ (rose (rambler)) was £29.99 now £19.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: April to June Flower colour: yellow Other features: scented flowers Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection) This lovely rambling rose produces graceful sprays of small, double, deep yellow flowers in April and May. This thornless rose is perfect for covering an arch or pergola or for growing through a strong tree, where the lightly scented flowers can best be appreciated. It is happiest in a sunny sheltered site. Garden care: If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plants roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rose Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose sickness (aka. replant disease). Before planting you will also need to make sure that there is adequate support for the rose to grow onto. Remove the plants from their pots and gently spread out the roots before placing them in the centre of the hole. Try to ensure that the ‘bud union’ (the point where the cultivated rose has been grafted onto the rootstock, and from where the shoots emerge) is at soil level. You can judge this quite easily by laying something flat, like a spade handle or bamboo cane, across the top of the hole. When they are at the right height, back-fill the hole, firming the soil down gently before watering the plant well. Tie the stems to the support in and open fan shape and as new shoots emerge, tie these in horizontally. When planting against a large tree, dig a hole about a metre away from the trunk and angle the rose towards the trunk. The tree must be mature and strong enough to take the weight of the rose. Or you can train the rose up to the crown of branches, using wooden supports. In this case the rose should be planted on the outer reaches of the tree’s canopy. Allow it to scramble up the supports and then into your chosen tree. Water generously until well established, and apply a specialist rose fertiliser (following the manufacturers instructions) each spring. Th

Wide hanging basket

Wide hanging basket was £29.99 now £27.99
Reminiscent of the victorian era, these elegant wire baskets, have a glossy finish and come in two generous sizes. This basket is the wider and more shallow version as the picture illustrates. The other basket is smaller but deeper. They look lovely when lined with moss and planted up with your favourite seasonal bedding and are easy to hang by their looped handle. Measures: 21cm high x 49.5cm diameter.