A red, white and blue Jubilee summer with John Woods Nurseries
Celebrate The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with John Woods Nurseries and a colourful splash of patriotic colour.
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, the following suggestions will give gardeners the option to grow their own red white and blue tribute.
2012’s Rose of The Year, ‘Moment in Time’ makes the perfect choice for the red. It was named to celebrate both HRH The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the UK hosting of the 2012 Olympics. The plant has dark green glossy leaves and produces intense ruby-red flowers.
Rhodanthemum ‘African Eyes’ provides the white. Easy to care for and drought tolerant, it produces white daisy like flowers with dark yellow centres.
Finally, what could be more appropriate than a plant named Veronica Royal Candles to provide a rich blue? This perennial has glossy lance-shaped dark green foliage and is also easy to care for.
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
Rose Moment in Time (‘Korcastrav’)
Named to commemorate bothHRHThe Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the UK hosting of the 2012 Olympics, Rose Moment in Time, the 2012 Rose of the Year, is bred by Kordes. The plant, which features 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 will reach an eventual height and spread of 60 cm x 40 cm.
SRSP £13.99 per 5 litre pot
Rhodanthemum ‘African Eyes’
Originating from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Rhodanthemum ‘African Eyes’ is an evergreen with white daisy like flowers with dark yellow eyes and soft powder grey foliage with finely divided leaves. It’s a low growing, easy to care for spreading perennial, making it ideal for front of border.
It prefers full sun or part shade and requires a light trim to maintain shape in spring and after flowering. Rhodanthemum ‘African Eyes’ is drought tolerant and will flower all year round to attain an eventual height and spread of 30 x 40cm.
SRSP £8.50 per 2 litre pot
Veronica Royal Candles (Veronica spicata ‘Glory’)
An easy to care for perennial which flowers from May-September, Veronica Royal Candles produce deep blue flowers on sturdy stems which attract butterflies. It’s deciduous, flowering from May to September and has glossy lance shaped dark green foliage.
Bred by Heather and Mike Philpott, it’s a hardy, vigorous, plant but non invasive, making it ideal for the front of border or containers.
It prefers a fertile, loamy and well drained soil, growing best in full sun or part shade. Deadheading the flowers will prolong the growing season. It grows to a height and spread of 45 x 30cm.
SRSP £8.50 per 2 litre pot
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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.
Grower Awards ’12 - Best New Variety – Hardy Nursery Stock category
Garden Retail Awards ’11 - Best New Plant
Silver-Gilt Flora - BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2011
Silver-Gilt Flora - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011
Garden Retail Awards ’10 - Most Successful New Plant
Gold Award ’10 - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010
Gold Medal ’10 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010
Grower Awards ’09 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year
Garden Retail Awards ’09 - Most Successful New Plant
Grower Awards ’08 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the year
Garden Retail Awards ’08 - Most Successful New Plant
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Tel: 07786 176 617 or 07921 160 134