The Sunday Gardener in association with Crocus

Launched in April 2000, Crocus has become the largest gardening retail website in the UK with an impressive range of plants. Crocus has a massive 4000 + plants for sale, and features regularly at Chelsea with award-winning gardens. Crocus have top quality plants, and the Sunday Gardener brings you a selection of their seasonal offers, regularly changed and updated.

The Sunday Gardener is an affiliate of Crocus, which means I receive a small commission if you buy from Crocus via this page. The small commissions help to offset the cost of running, hosting and the website and maintaining it broadly non commercial and advert free. If you are looking to buy plants from Crocus, please do us this link or those below, which is a great help, thank you.

Christmas Shop

Crocus has a range of fabulous gifts for the gardener at Christmas, and lots of wonderful ideas to decorate your home. There are gardening tools, all types of gardening gloves, traditional and quirky bird feeders, planters, garden furniture and much more. Crocus have real and artificial Christmas trees for delivery from mid-November, Wreaths, Baubles and decorations, Candles, Lighting, indoor plant gifts and pages of Christmas ideas.

Check out Crocus at Christmas here.

Autumn Colour

Fabulous autumn colour, with shrubs, plants and climbers to bring colour into the garden over the autumn months.

20% off selected shrubs and plants including those illustrated below. 

Popular plants and shrubs

Fragrant shrubs from Crocus

Scented border collection

Ready made border

This selection is guaranteed to look good, smell even better, and provide months of scented colour in your garden.  

To buy and for more info, prices and delivery  Click the link below

Choisya ternata Mexican orange blossom

Choisya ternata

 Beautifully scented,  known as the Mexican Orange Blossom, an evergreen shrub with glossy leaves and attractive white flowers in late May /June

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Lavandula angusifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angusifolia

l.'Hidcote' is one of the hardiest of Lavenders. Its aromatic scent is unmissable and wonderful planted alongside a path.

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Philadelphus 'Virginal'

Philadelphus 'Virginal'

It's common name is Mock Orange, Philadelphus has many highly scented flowers in June and July.

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Fragrant shrubs make a great addition to a border. Most are easy to maintain, adding height and structure to the border with the added benefit of being fragrant. Crocus has over 400 scented shrubs on sale with outstanding quality plants.

To view and buy anything from the Crocus great range of scented plants follow this link.

Some favourites below

Plants for Shade

Crocus has an extensive selection of plants and shrubs suitable for growing in shade.  Almost all gardens have areas of shade where gardeners need to plant shrubs and perennials which either prefer shade or are at least shade tolerant. Illustrated below are some Sunday Gardener's favourites suitable for shade. I have picked out the Hosta collection for their lush foliage. Skimmia Japonica, Geranium macrorrhizum and  the shady pink collection.

To see all the Crocus shade collections, follow this link.

Hosta collection

Ideal for a shady spotHosta always look stylish and Crocus has plenty to choose from including The Mixed Highgrove Hosta Collection.

Skimmia Japonica

Skimmia Japonica

Skimmia Japonica is an evergreen shrub which has attractive flowers followed by berries. It is ideal to grow in a border or container. 


G. macrorrhizum

Geranium macrorrhizum is one of many Geraniums which will grow in full sun but also partial shade. Many shades and colours to choose from, a versatile easy to grow perennial.

Vinca Minor

Vinca Minor

Matt forming ground cover v. minor is less invasive and makes a carpet of blue in spring and early summer.  Tolerant of most soil types and partial shade.