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In Praise of Roses
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 122-123.  
 
Alec's Red Outstanding in the open field trial ground at our nursery has been a dark-red rose, a daughter of 'Fragrant Cloud', raised by Alec Cocker, of Aberdeen. All through its entensive trials, here and elsewhere, it has been affectionately referred to as 'Alec's Red' and that... is the name under which it is now to be introduced... It is of ideal bedding habit; a deep red, unfading flower that is always in bloom, and a strong grower to boot. A variety I can thoroughly recommend which is indeed a credit to its raiser, a newcomer to the business of breeding... dark crimson, slightly paler reverse... [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.]
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 32.  
 
'Ena Harkness', one of the finest roses of our time, was raised by an amateur, Mr. Albert Norman, whose real job was connected with diamond cutting in Hatton Garden. But his success with 'Ena' was no fluke, for he also gave us 'Frensham', for many years the best seller among floribundas, and he later produced 'Isobel Harkness', 'Ann Elizabeth', 'Vera Dalton', and others.
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 126.  
 
Anne Letts [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... silvery pink, a shade deper inside... impatient of rain...
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 126.  
 
Arianna [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... warm coral, splashed rosy carmine... Winner of five gold medals in Europe.
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 126.  
 
Astree [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... pearly pink, overshot shades of carmine and apricot... One for the connoisseur but good in the garden, too.
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 129.  
 
Battle of Britain [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Introduced in Britain 1969. Description... Yellow, flushed salmon and flame on petal edges...
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 129.  
 
Belle Blonde [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... bright, unfading golden yellow... may need help against black spot but well worth any precautions.
 
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 127.  
 
Bon Soir [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... apple-blossom pink in the centre shading to shell pink on the outside... Gold Medal, Germany; Silver, Japan; Certificate of Merit, Britain, all 1968.
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 123.  
 
Champs Elysees [One of Harry Wheatcroft's selections of the Best Hybrid Teas.] Description... rich crimson... a first-class garden variety...
(8 Mar 1970)  Page(s) 24-26.  
 
Queen Elizabeth... raised by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts, of Livermore, California... He had begun work on it just after the war, crossing 'Charlotte Armstrong', a tall-growing blood-red hybrid tea of his own breeding, with 'Floradora', a red floribunda raised by the Tantaus in Germany... the American plants of 'Queen Elizabeth' were all much bigger than anything [Wheatcroft himself had] ever seen the variety achieve in [England]... budded on multiflora stocks, which always produce an outsize root system, they were three or four times the size of [the plants in England] in every way... fragrance is all that it lacks...
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