John Woods Nurseries launches Mattocks® Rose Cherry Girl

John Woods Nurseries, the award-winning commercial grower and supplier of plants to retailers across the UK, has launched the Rose Cherry Girl.

Rose Cherry Girl (Korkosieb) is a floribunda rose from Kordes. Featuring soft red double blooms on sturdy stems, the rose has healthy disease resistant foliage. Its compact growth makes Rose Cherry Girl ideal for borders and patio pots. Supplied in a 5.5 litre pot, the plant reaches a height and spread of 50 x 60 cm. Delivery will be from October 2013 and the suggested retail price is £13.49.

Awarded ADR 2007, Gold medal in International Rose awards, the Rose Cherry Girl will be on display this summer on the John Woods Nurseries stands at the HTA National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 25/26 June and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show from 9 - 14 July 2013.

Mattocks was established in 1875, since when it has earned a reputation for introducing novel disease resistant rose varieties. Mattocks provides roses in a wide range of colours, selected for their health, fragrance and outstanding garden performance.

Mattocks’ close links with Kordes Roses, one of the world’s leading and most prolific rose breeders, ensures a steady stream of innovative new varieties.

The company has built a reputation for consistently developing novel, disease-resistant varieties of roses and creating beautiful displays at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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John Lord is Managing Director at John Woods Nurseries, the award-winning commercial grower, which is fast becoming the UK’s plant supplier of choice.

With high standards of professionalism and an ongoing commitment to quality and innovation, John Woods Nurseries continually strives to supply the most reliable and best garden plants across its product groups. These include perennials, roses, ericaceous plants, climbers, trees and fruit.  

A supplier of the prestigious Endless Summer®, Mattocks® roses and First Editions™ brands, John Woods Nurseries delivers best practice services to its customers. This helps to ensure the best possible experience for the end consumer.

This commitment to excellence is also borne out through the famous Waterers brand built on 175 years of heritage. Since 1829 skill, patience and persistence in breeding has improved the varieties for the gardener. Today the Waterers Collections from John Woods Nurseries offer a colourful and powerful range of beautiful azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and skimmias.

Famous for its Mattocks roses, many new varieties have been launched at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, including Rose of the Year 2011 Joie de Vivre and Rose of the Year 2012 Moment in Time. At this year’s event, John Woods Nurseries launched the Cherry Girl in the Rose Marquee.

Exhibiting at events such as RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show enables John Woods Nurseries to showcase its products and support customers who stock the company’s plants nationwide.

John Woods Nurseries embraces a policy of openness, fairness, honesty and enthusiasm. In working with garden centres, DIY sheds, landscape gardeners and nurseries, the teams bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to every customer.

Complementing excellent customer service is an innovative category management system. Teams of expert growers at John Woods Nurseries specialise in key areas of the business, ensuring the company’s ability to differentiate on form, shade and variety is unsurpassed.

John Woods Nurseries is always improving its systems and adding new glasshouses and polytunnels to its substantial 70 acre (20 hectares) site in Suffolk. The team work around the clock and systems are automated to ensure the highest quality product.

In keeping with its ethos of ‘new growth, strong roots’ the company’s  best practice apprenticeship scheme attracts new young people into horticulture every year, helping to lay the foundations for the future growth of John Woods Nurseries.

This commitment to the future of high quality horticulture chimes with John Lord’s personal journey. From an early age John developed a love of plants thanks to his grandmother Evelyn who taught him how to take cuttings. While studying for his Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture at Merrist Wood Agricultural College, John spent his sandwich year on placement at Notcutts Nurseries. He later became their first management trainee after leaving college.  

John progressed through the business to become Managing Director of nursery division on 2006. In August 2007 he completed the buyout of Notcutts Nurseries with a colleague and John Woods Nurseries was incorporated.

In the years since, John Woods Nurseries, named after the original Georgian owner of the site, has won clutch of awards including:

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

Today, John Woods Nurseries is ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited and one of the UK’s top five nurseries supplying the garden retail market. Annual turnover is approximately six million pounds.