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



Editor's Notes

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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Editors’ notes
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 Awards

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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redheadPR

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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. 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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