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Cocker, Anne G.

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 03 Mar 2017.
Aberdeen,
Scotland
01224 313261  [Information]
01224 312531  [Fax]
www.roses.uk.com
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Anne Cocker, the wife of Alec Cocker who died in 1977, continues the business.


Code = COC---
COCKER, James: 6 October 1807 - 22 October 1880
COCKER, James: 15 November 1832 - 15 September 1897
COCKER, Patrick: 10 November 1841 - ????
COCKER, Alexander: 1860 - 1920
James COCKER & Sons: 1882
COCKER, Alec (Alexander Morison): 1907 - 2 November 1977
COCKER, Mrs. Anne Gowans (Rennie) helps to operate the business to this day.
COCKER, Alec (Alexander James): born 2 July 1960, present partner of James Cocker & Sons and rose hybridizer


[From The Quest for the Rose, by Phillips & Rix, p. 132:] By the early 1950s [Alec] and his wife, Anne, had decided to specialize in roses. Alec's first new introductions were in 1968: three climbers and seedling of 'New Dawn' called 'Morning Jewel', 'White Cockade', and 'Rosy Mantle'. 'Alec's Red' (1970). 'Silver Jubilee', raised from a seedling of the Kordesii Climber 'Parkdirektor Riggers', and introduced the year after Alec's death in 1977, was also widely acclaimed.


[From Botanica's Roses, p. 677:] The Cockers [Alec and Ann] have been active since the 1960s with James Cocker & Son, Aberdeen... Alec Cocker obtained a rare seed of Rosa persica in the 1960s and began breeding work with it...



[From The Makers of Heavenly Roses, by Jack Harkness, pp. 150-159:] [Alexander died in 1920 and the trustees appointed to attend to the affairs of his children, Margaret and Alexander Morison ("Alec"), closed the nursery in 1923]... [Alec] rented a field at Springhill in 1936, and started to grow such plants as chrysanthemums and polyanthas... He became engaged to Anne Gowans Rennie... They agreed to postpone their marriage until the business was safely established, and they both worked hard in the nursery until they judged that first objective was reached, some eight years later. They were married in 1952... They had decided that the best course for the business was to specialize in roses... [their first new roses] appeared in 1968 ['Morning Jewel' and 'Rosy Mantle']...

 
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