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'Agnes Barclay' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 76-847
most recent 27 FEB 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 FEB 14 by Patricia Routley
It would be valuable if someone could find the 1927 advertisement with colour photograph of 'Agnes Barclay' mentioned in the 1997 reference.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 FEB 14 by billy teabag
Yes! Thinking about where this advertisement might have been - and which nurseries were offering Alister Clark roses in 1927.
It would be good to find a copy of the 1927 Law, Somner Pty. Ltd. catalogue.
We have a B&W photocopy of the 1928 catalogue where they have a page (probably colour) devoted to a new Australian-raised rose (Montuna).
The 1928 Law Somner catalogue lists 'Agnes Barclay' in its general collection of dwarf or bush roses (have added entry to refs).
Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 FEB 14 by Patricia Routley
Perhaps if anyone (Di Durston?] keeps in touch with Susan Irvine? It was Susan in 1997 who mentioned the colour advertisement.
Discussion id : 76-837
most recent 21 FEB 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 FEB 14 by Eric Timewell
A rose listed as 'Agnes Barklay' is growing in the rose garden of Carrick Hill, 46 Carrick Hill Drive,
Springfield, South Australia 5062.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 21 FEB 14 by Margaret Furness
Or possibly "A rose listed as 'Agnes Barclay' is growing at..."
The found rose that was circulated under that name in the 1980s would do for the early descriptions, but not for the stated parentage (Tea x Tea-Noisette). Maybe it was one of the 15% of roses where the stated parentage is incorrect. An errant bee, perhaps. I'll attach photos of that rose (at Renmark) under its study name of "Upper Beaconsfield".
I'll see if I can find the AB label at Carrick Hill during the next flush of flowers.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 FEB 14 by Eric Timewell
Oh, thank you, Margaret. Fools rush in … I'll change my post from "this rose" to "a rose".
At the same time, I'm finding Not-Alister-Clark to be a very interesting breeder.
Good to see you back in the saddle. I thought you might have been ploughing stony ground in Tasmania.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 FEB 14 by Margaret Furness
No, dancing in the rain in SA, with the bushfire risk decreasing.
Discussion id : 71-809
most recent 22 MAY 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 MAY 13 by cafeaulait
I don't know anything about this rose, but I came to HMF after seeing her for sale on this website:

I wouldn't know whether this is an imposter rose or not, but the link may be of use to someone :)
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 MAY 13 by Margaret Furness
Thank you. The rose being sold under this name is a foundling from Victoria; I think it was collected in the 1980s. It doesn't look like the parentage of Agnes Barclay would suggest (you were right to doubt it). It looks like a polyantha, and until its true ID is known, we're using the study name "Upper Beaconsfield", for one of the places it was found. It was also collected from Alexandra, across the road from the Post Office.
Discussion id : 54-073
most recent 11 MAY 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 MAY 11 by Margaret Furness
I've removed my photos of the found rose "Upper Beaconsfield" ( found there as well as at Alexandra), which was circulated for a while as 'Agnes Barclay'. However, there was no historical evidence for that ID, and it doesn't match the stated parentage.
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