A patriotic Rose ‘Moment in Time’ for both Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the UK hosting of the 2012 Olympics

John Woods Nurseries celebrates The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the UK hosting the 2012 Olympics with their British themed rose named ‘Moment in Time’ (‘Korcastrav’).

John Woods Nurseries supply a broad range of hardy nursery stock to help retailers build a comprehensive offer however they choose to merchandise their plants.

With The Queen celebrating her 60 year reign, and the UK hosting the 2012 Olympics, the 2012 Rose of The Year appropriately called ‘Moment in Time’ is the perfect addition to any patriots’ garden. ‘Moment in Time’, bred by Kordes makes the perfect choice for the garden with the plant featuring dark green glossy leaves & repeat flowers to produce intense ruby red flowers throughout summer.

Performing best in full sun or part shade and fertile, well drained soil, Rose Moment in Time, which is lightly fragrant, will reach an eventual height and spread of 60 cm x 40 cm. Its compact, upright habit makes it ideal for containers and mixed planting.

From its headquarters in Suffolk, East Anglia, John Woods Nurseries produces over 1500 varieties, giving a fantastic range of opportunities to turn this into a Jubilee and Olympic summer to remember.

For more information, go to www.johnwoodsnurseries.co.uk

Mattocks Roses are available countrywide from selected Garden Centres. Please click here for a list of our main stockists.

SRSP £13.99 per 5 litre pot

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For more information contact:

Emma De Maio or Maria Bretti
redheadPR
Tel: 07921 160 134 or 07854 819 213
Email: emma@redheadpr.co.uk or maria@redheadpr.co.uk

John Woods Nurseries – Backgrounder

John Woods Nurseries’ aim is to supply a broad range of hardy nursery stock to help retailers build a comprehensive offer however they choose to merchandise their plants.

Retailers are able to mix across the range of plants which helps maximise the use of retail space throughout the seasons.

John Woods Nurseries supports these ranges and plant concepts with marketing and promotional packages for retailers.  A complete PR programme for new plants and retail brands includes a dedicated customer hotline, helping people find their nearest stockist.

Launches for key introductions; promotion to leading journalists and gardening media at the annual Garden Press Event.  Press packs and images are available for retailers’ in-house publications. This support ensures that all communications are timely, relevant and easy to use.

From its headquarters in Suffolk, East Anglia, John Woods Nurseries produces over 1500 varieties. Product groups produced include trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, ericaceous plants, climbers, ferns, grasses and a kitchen garden range.

The company also offers a contract growing service for large private and public sector landscape gardeners, helping clients meet specific project completion dates. Local landscapers and garden designers are serviced by a purpose built on-site cash and carry.

About Us

John Woods Nurseries John Woods Nurseries was incorporated in August 2007, following a management buyout of the then Notcutts Nurseries by managing director John Lord and finance director John Kirkum. The original John Woods Nurseries was established in 1837 and purchased by RC Notcutt in 1897. The name was chosen for the new business to reinforce the company’s heritage and authenticity. John Woods produces hardy nursery stock on a ninety-five acre site in Suffolk. Sixty acres are currently in production, with the remaining thirty-five available for expansion. The company’s product range extends to 1,500 lines in a range of sizes across shrubs, perennials, roses, ericaceous plants, climbers, trees and fruit. More than 1.3million units are produced annually. ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited, John Woods Nurseries is one of the UK’s top five nurseries supplying the garden retail market. Annual turnover is approximately six million pounds. Industry AwardsGarden Retail Awards ’10 - Most Successful New PlantGold Award ’10 - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010Gold Medal ’10 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 Grower Awards ’09 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the YearGarden Retail Awards ’09 - Most Successful New Plant Grower Awards ’08 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the yearGarden Retail Awards ’08 - Most Successful New Plant Mattocks Mattocks was established in Oxfordshire in 1875. Since then, the company has built a reputation for consistently developing novel, disease-resistant varieties of roses and creating beautiful displays at the RHS Flower Shows at Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace. Mattocks is also responsible for the County® series of roses, flowers developed for – and named after – a number of British counties. A wide range of colours, gentle fragrances and outstanding health properties ensure that all roses in the Mattocks range stand out from the crowd and give excellent garden performance. The company also acts as UK agent for W. Kordes’ Söhne of Germany, one of the world’s most prolific rose breeders. Mattocks is a subsidiary of Suffolk-based John Woods Nurseries, Gold award winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010, for its Upwardly Mobile garden feature. The work of Mattock’s has been recognised with a string of awards in recent years, including: Best Rose exhibit Hampton Court Flower Show 2009Gold medal Hampton Court Flowers Show 2009Gold medal Hampton Court Flower Show 2008Rose of The Year 2006 – Champagne Moment Gold Standard Rose trials 2009 – Golden Beauty, Summer BeautyGold Standard Rose trials 2008 – Lancashire, Red Finesse, TemptressGold Standard Rose trials 2006 – Champagne Moment, Silver Ghost Rose Of The Year® and Roses UK Mattocks Joie de Vivre rose won the 2011 ROSE OF THE YEAR® award. Rose Of The Year® was introduced in 1982 and its aim is to discover by trials the best rose(s) in any given year. The prize is awarded by Roses UK, a joint marketing venture between BARB (British Association Of Rose Breeders) and the British Rose Group of the HTA (previously known as the British Rose Growers Association). Rose of the Year® aims to maintain and increase the profile of the nation's favourite flower, the rose, through promotional activities Rose breeders are invited, through Roses UK, to enter what they consider to be the best of their up and coming varieties in to the Rose of the Year competition; generally up to 20 varieties are submitted annually. Staffordshire Society The County® of Staffordshire Rose was bred by Mattocks for the Staffordshire Society. The Society exists to represent the geographical County of Staffordshire (Based on the pre 1974 boundaries) and make people aware of their Staffordshire heritage. Key to achieving these objectives are social gatherings which encourage cordiality and good fellowship amongst its members, and support for worthy causes within the county of Staffordshire.

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