Peter Beales Roses are delighted to have introduced two fantastic new roses for 2017 at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Papworth’s Pride - Modern Classic Shrub
'Papworth’s Pride' is an exquisite addition to our Modern Classic collection, bearing clusters of large raspberry red, peony style flowers that unfold to reveal bright yellow anthers that are an absolute magnet to insects. Intensely perfumed with bright, glossy, mid green foliage, this medium sized shrub looks magnificent planted en masse, in the middle of a herbaceous border or grown simply in a tub as a specimen plant to enhance a patio or paved area.
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100 years ago, the vision of one man led to the foundation of leading disability charity Papworth Trust. Sir Pendrill Varrier Jones had a passion and insight to drive significant social change, in his case to obliterate TB. His commitment to independent living and social change for all has stood the test of time. Not least through all aspects of Papworth Trust, today, and the support it offers to disabled people and their families.
Proud of its history, the charity has also always had a rich floral heritage. The village’s flower show was once a hugely popular event in the summer calendar and gardening remains a popular feature for disabled people to enjoy in centres operated by the charity throughout East Anglia.
Last year, Papworth Trust worked with the famed Dame Evelyn Glennie and Peter Eustance on creating history at the Chelsea Flower Show. ‘Together We Can’ was the first ever acoustic garden at the renowned event.
Papworth Trust has always been a model of adaptability. The charity has changed with the times and tackled perceptions about what they do and what they offer to give disabled people the very best opportunity to live, work and raise a family as independently as possible. To find out more about the work of Papworth Trust, please visit: www.papworthtrust.org.uk.
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Margaret Greville - Modern Shrub
‘Margaret Greville’ has delightful tight buds of deep coral pink, that open beautifully into medium sized, semi-double blooms, of coral to salmon pink, which with age reveal a coronet of golden anthers. Borne in clusters amid dark green, healthy, foliage. This lovely shrub is ideal for growing within a mixed border and due to its relaxed habit and tolerance of poorer soil, can be grown successfully as a hedge or if preferred within a tub as a cascading shrub. Growing to approximately 4ft (120cm) in height and very free flowering, this is a lovely addition to the collection.
The National Trust property Polesden Lacey has commissioned this rose to be named after the former owner of the beautiful Surrey Estate of which the launch of the ‘Margaret Greville’ coincides with the 75th anniversary of Maggie’s bequest of all its beautiful treasures and contents to the Trust in 1942.
Margaret Greville was an eminent socialite with a quick wit and a sharp tongue who thrived at the heart of Edwardian society. From humble beginnings as the illegitimate daughter of an enterprising brewer, she ascended the social ladder to become friends with King Edward VII and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, our late Queen Mother. The Queen Mother said of Mrs Greville, ‘she was so shrewd, so kind and so amusingly unkind, so sharp, such fun, so naughty’. Polesden Lacey was a fabulous party house where the rich and powerful would come to play.
Following the launch of the rose at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, visitors can find the rose in bloom beside Mrs Greville’s grave in the Ladies Garden.
Polesden Lacey is open 363 days a year, with stunning gardens, a 1400 acre estate including ancient woodland and of course the lavish house to explore.