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New Roses from Mattocks – at Hampton Court show

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Mattocks are exhibiting on Stand RF/12 at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 6th – 11th July, 2010.

Mattocks to launch three new roses at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010

Specialist rose grower, Mattocks, has announced that it will be launching three award-winning new roses at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The County® of Staffordshire, Joie de Vivre and Pomponella roses will be introduced at the event, the world’s largest annual flower show, which opens on July 6th at the historic south west London venue.

“Joie de Vivre is lively, vibrant and extremely versatile,” said Jo Davey at Mattocks. “Its attractive colouring and subtle scent are complemented by superb health qualities and a height and spread of 50cm x 40cm, making it the ideal summer gift.”

Pomponella is a free flowering floribunda rose with unusual rich pink pompom shaped flowers emerging from small rounded buds. The rose, which features dark green foliage and an upright habit, is also lightly fragranced. As with all Mattocks roses, Pomponella is highly disease resistant. Height and spread is 80cm x 60cm and sold in 5L pots at a RRP of £11.99.

“Pomponella is a real head-turner,” says Jo Davey at Mattocks. “Its unique flower form will give this season’s buyers a new and appealing variation.”

Pomponella won ADR 2006, plus international Gold/Silver and Bronze Medals

Commenting on the new launches, John Lord, managing director at Mattocks’ parent company, John Woods Nurseries said, “In The County® of Staffordshire, Joie de Vivre and Pomponella, Mattocks will have a colourful and exciting presence at Hampton Court this year. These new additions to an already successful range of durable roses will be of interest to gardeners of all types, from the private individual to the landscape professional.”
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RHS flower shows

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 2010 Shows

Cardiff RHS show


Chelsea Flower Show


Hampton Court Flower Show RHS


Tatton Park RHS show


RHS Flower Shows
The RHS puts on yearly flower shows exhibiting the best of show gardens, showcasing
cutting edge designers such as Diarmuid Gavin and Alan Titchmarsh. These are the shows to go to – and as there are four around the UK you shouldn’t have to travel too far! They are a must for keen gardeners looking for cutting edge garden design and new flowers.

The first of these fantastic shows kicks off in Cardiff on 16th – 18th
April, tickets £9

Chelsea flower show which happens on 25th – 29th May. Tickets £44

Next is the wonderful Hampton Court show 6th – 11th July Tickets £30

Tatton Park on 21st – 25th July Tickets £9

You can save money by booking your tickets in advance! Cheapest tickets for Chelsea Flower show are £14!