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Price reductions at Crocus

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Crocus has cut the price of hundreds of items

leek 'Lyon' (leek / Allium porrum 'Lyon')

leek ‘Lyon’ (leek / Allium porrum ‘Lyon’) was £1.49 now £0.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, neutral to slightly acidic sandy loam As the name suggests, this is a superb variety that has been excelling on the show benches since Victorian times. Long, thick white stems are topped with mid-green leaves, producing tall, elegant and fine-flavoured plants which reach maturity early for an autumn crop. They are also very hardy, staying in good condition in the garden right into winter. Growing Instructions: Sow direct into shallow drills in a well-prepared seedbed in spring, and thin seedlings to 1cm apart. When seedlings are about pencil thickness, transplant to their final growing place, leaving 15cm between plants. For the longest white stems, dib a hole for each plant 15cm deep and drop the seedling in before filling the hole with water. If you’re growing for show, start your leeks in seed trays in a greenhouse in January to give them the longest possible season. Sow: March-April Harvest: September-October Approximate quantity: 300 seeds.

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New products at Crocus

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Over a hundred new lines today at Crocus

RHS kettler harlow carr armchair pair

RHS kettler harlow carr armchair pair £699.99
Endorsed by the RHS Suitable for the home or garden Sturdy weatherproof wicker Add comfort and style to your home, conservatory or garden with this pair of Har low Carr wicker armchairs. Created in partnership with the Royal Horticultural S ociety, they have been ergonomically designed to provide a comfy place to sit an d rest. Made from weatherproof 3mm wicker, handwoven around a durable aluminium frame, t he lightweight chairs are easy to move wherever you need them. Perfect for follo wing the sun around the garden or bringing them inside to provide extra seating. Each is finished with a cream RHS branded seat pad and sumptuous back cushion f or a touch of luxury. Matching items are available from the RHS by Kettler range; combine with the gla ss-topped coffee table and sofa to create the perfect lounge set. Suitable for leaving outdoors all year round (excluding cushions). Wash with war m soapy water, avoiding chemicals. Cushions can be sponge cleaned, but are not r ecommended for machine washing or dry cleaning. Wicker supplied with a 3-year guarantee against manufacturing defects (12 months for cushions) – registration at www.kettler.co.uk required. Measurements: W71.5cm x D83cm x H80cm

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New products at Crocus

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

New items added today at Crocus

De Wit trowel and fork set

De Wit trowel and fork set £34.99
Compact tools for smaller hands Tough carbon steel and solid ash Lifetime guarantee Designed for gardeners with smaller hands, this compact trowel and fork set offe rs premium De Wit quality with more petite proportions. Made from hand-forged carbon steel and solid ash, the tools are every bit as rob ust as the larger versions but their shorter handles and blades give them maximu m manoeuvrability. Both the trowel and fork have sharp bevelled blades to slice effortlessly throug h soil and roots, making light work of digging, turning, weeding and aerating. The set also comes with a free metal hook for easy storage. Measurements: Trowel length 30cm Fork length 28cm About De Wit tools The Dutch are renowned for making the world’s finest garden tools, and De Wit is the most respected name of all. Founded in 1898, the family-owned toolmaker com bines old-fashioned quality and craftsmanship with innovative design to create s uperior tools that last a lifetime. Every tool is hand-forged in the Netherlands from tough boron steel – shaped, sh arpened and burnished for durability, giving it the same blackened patina as tra ditional Edwardian tools. Each is fitted with an FSC-certified solid ash handle for ultimate strength and shock resistance, oiled to provide first-class protect ion against the elements. All De Wit tools come with a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects, m aking them a truly once in a lifetime purchase.

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New products at Crocus

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Crocus has this new item today

De Wit trowel and fork set

De Wit trowel and fork set £34.99
Compact tools for smaller hands Tough carbon steel and solid ash Lifetime guarantee Designed for gardeners with smaller hands, this compact trowel and fork set offe rs premium De Wit quality with more petite proportions. Made from hand-forged carbon steel and solid ash, the tools are every bit as rob ust as the larger versions but their shorter handles and blades give them maximu m manoeuvrability. Both the trowel and fork have sharp bevelled blades to slice effortlessly throug h soil and roots, making light work of digging, turning, weeding and aerating. The set also comes with a free metal hook for easy storage. Measurements: Trowel length 30cm Fork length 28cm About De Wit tools The Dutch are renowned for making the world’s finest garden tools, and De Wit is the most respected name of all. Founded in 1898, the family-owned toolmaker com bines old-fashioned quality and craftsmanship with innovative design to create s uperior tools that last a lifetime. Every tool is hand-forged in the Netherlands from tough boron steel – shaped, sh arpened and burnished for durability, giving it the same blackened patina as tra ditional Edwardian tools. Each is fitted with an FSC-certified solid ash handle for ultimate strength and shock resistance, oiled to provide first-class protect ion against the elements. All De Wit tools come with a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects, m aking them a truly once in a lifetime purchase.

Price reductions at Crocus

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Over a hundred price cuts today at Crocus

Delosperma Golden Wonder ('Wowd20111') (Wheels of Wonder Series) (PBR) (ice plant)

Delosperma Golden Wonder (‘Wowd20111’) (Wheels of Wonder Series) (PBR) (ice plant) was £6.99 now £3.49
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained, sandy Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May to October Hardiness: fully hardy Plant this in a sun-drenched spot – either in a patio pot, alpine bed or border – and it will reward you with many months of sunny, daisy-like flowers. It makes great groundcover and is perfect for those difficult hot, dry spots where little else seems to grow. Garden care: Avoid overwatering – particularly in winter.

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New products at Crocus

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Crocus just added hundreds of new products

Oban rattan dining set

Oban rattan dining set £719.97
Pre-treated with a weather-resistant PU coating FSC-certified wood Comfortable and strong Ideal for having friends and family over on warm summer evenings, this Oban dini ng set makes a stylish and functional addition to your garden. Combining a generous rectangular table with two rattan benches, the set will com fortably seat up to 6 people perfect for barbecues, dinners and drinks. The benches have comfortable woven rattan seats and sturdy solid wood backs with carved circular detail. Side struts are fitted to the legs to give them extra s trength and stability. The versatile benches also make great statement pieces in their own right, and c an be used as standalone seating for the garden, deck or patio. Each piece in the set is crafted from FSC-certified acacia hardwood, known for i ts attractive grain. As a slow-growing wood it’s particularly strong, with a nat ural resistance to stains and odour, making it ideal for garden furniture. The set has been treated with a water-resistant weathered finish for an extra la yer of protection. It can be easily wiped clean with warm soapy water. Set includes: 1 x Oban dining table (H72.5 x W90 x L180cm) 2 x Oban rattan benches (H82.2 x W54.4 x L135cm) All items will be supplied part-assembled.

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Price reductions at Crocus

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Crocus reduced the price on these items today

Roundup weedkiller

Roundup weedkiller was £12.99 now £11.99
Roundup weedkiller will completely kill all weeds and roots. Children and pets don’t need to be excluded from treated areas, as it is biodegradable and starts to break down as soon as it touches the soil. It contains the chemical glyphosate. Includes measuring cap for easy use and keep all chemicals away from children and pets. Do not use on lawns or other wanted plants as it will kill every plant it touches. Annual weeds that it will kill include chick weed, speedwell and annual meadow grass. Perennial weeds include most grasses including couch, bindweed, dandelions, docks, ground elder and thistles. Brush weeds include brambles, nettles, horsetail and braken. All chemicals should be used according to the instructions on the pack. 280ml Pack treats 280m2

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New products at Crocus

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Crocus has these new items today

Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree)

Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree) £59.99
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May Hardiness: tender A 1/2 standard plant, with a 60cm tall clear stem and a 30cm head. This plant originates from warmer climates such as the Canary Islands, Morocco and Southern Europe, so it is not fully hardy here in the UK. It is however a wonderful and unusual plant for a conservatory. The aromatic, green leaflets will stay on the plant throughout the year and in spring or early summer it will start to flower. These are followed by rounded red fruit, which ripen to black. The sap of this plant yields a fragrant gum (mastic), which among other things is used in dentistry and medicine. Garden care: Grow in a pot on a sunny patio during the summer and move to a protected spot with a minimum temperature of 10°C during the winter. Water freely in summer, but keep on the dry side during the winter.

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New products at Crocus

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Crocus just added these new products

Walk-in grow arc

Walk-in grow arc £79.99
Simple push-fit assembly, no tools required Strong steel frame with a reinforced cover Protects plants and extends growing season Ideal for seed propagation and protecting young plants and vegetables, this spac ious arc will help you get growing season off to a flying start. Made with a powder-coated tubular steel frame and a tough polyethylene cover, th e arc makes a great alternative to a more costly greenhouse. The simple push-fit assembly makes it quick and easy to get up and running, and it’s lightweight enough to be moved around your garden or allotment as needed. A zip doorway allows easy access and air flow, while the roomy layout and high r oof give you plenty of space to tend to your plants in comfort. Metal eyelets near the base of the cover allow you to peg it firmly into the gro und, but for extra stability we would recommend weighing it down with bricks or similar, especially in exposed areas. At the end of the growing season, the arc can be easily disassembled and packed away to save space in your garden. Supplied with two-tier metal mesh shelving that sits across the frame to give pots and seed trays a secure, free-draining platform. (Please note: shelving only supplied for one side. Replacement covers are also available (sold separately). Measurements: H197cm x W127cm x D190cm

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Price reductions at Crocus

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Price cut on this item at Crocus

Rhaphiolepis indica Springtime ('Monme') (Indian hawthorn)

Rhaphiolepis indica Springtime (‘Monme’) (Indian hawthorn) was £19.99 now £14.99
Position: full sun Soil: moist but well-drained, moderately-fertile, neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April to July Flower colour: pink Other features: lustrous, evergreen foliage Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) The soft pink, star-shaped flowers, which have a light scent, appear in soft clusters above the lustrous, evergreen foliage, creating a very pretty effect in late spring or early summer. Grow this sun-loving shrub at the base of a south-facing wall where it has protection from cold, drying winds for best effect. Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter into the planting hole when planting. After flowering lightly prune any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.