24 April 2012
Back to Peter Beales
The roses we have selected for the Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary
Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2012 are flourishing in the good
hands of the team at Peter Beales Roses in Norfolk. During a trip
to the nursery last Wednesday it was a hugely reassuring sight to
see plenty of healthy growth on the plants.
Each of the 300 roses for the show had flower buds and fresh
foliage. It was truly impressive to see so many roses with
such wonderful lush leaves in perfect condition. Some of the
climbers had put on almost one metre of growth since we last
visited in February. We are hoping to use the climber
Rosa 'Astra Desmond' against the boundary wall, quite
different to the darker leaves of some of the shrub roses.
The cool weather means that some heat may have to be introduced
into the glasshouses within the next week to bring development on.
The team are well practiced at ensuring that plants are in perfect
shape for the start of Chelsea week. Our roses will be delivered to
the show ground in just two and a half weeks' time and we need the
buds ready to open and only just beginning to open by then.
We are feeling positive!
RHS Chelsea Flower Show