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Rose Gardens of Australia
(1997)  Page(s) 183.  
….and the putative ‘Agnes Barclay’, whose identity, unless further evidence comes to light, needs to be treated as suspect.
(1997)  Page(s) 181.  Includes photo(s).
Caption to picture: Low-growing, soft pink ‘Australia’ Felix’ flowers generously over many months – an excellent choice for the front of the border.
p100 Reithmuller left us other shrub roses ideally suited to our climate and conditions: the pale pink single ‘Carabella’, thornless and never out of flower, an ideal hedge rose;

p240 Roses for Hedges. ‘Carabella’ modern shrub., pale pink, single, some fragrance., 1.5 x 1.5m Flowers continuously, thornless, Australian bred.
p14. …..Much later the deep purple ‘Bleu Magenta’ comes into flower. It would be splendid with Alister Clark’s huge late-flowering pale pink rambler ‘Cherub’. which covers itself with single cupped blooms like apple blossom along the whole length of vigorous arching canes.

p236. Ramblers for windbreaks: ..Cherub. Alister Clark rambler. Pink, single. 4 x 4m. Flowers in late spring.
p73 Heather Cant’s garden, Gowan Brae, NSW. Beyond the formal rose garden is an area devoted to the roses of Alister Clark. From an archway over a seat the lovely ‘Cicely Lascelles’ looks down. She is one of Clark’s overwhelming successes. She bears her clear pink semi-double fragrant blooms right through the season.

p181 Carrick Hill, SA The lovely recurrent-flowering ‘Cicely Lascelles’ is there.

p237 Roses for pergolas and arbours: ‘Cicely Lascelles’, Alister Clark climber. Pink, semi-double, fragrant. 5 x 3m. Flowers recurrently.
(1997)  Page(s) 100.  
…’Kwinana’, a vivid bright red single and ‘Claret Cup’, deeper red with a white eye.
p39 ….It is intermingled with Alister Clark’s ‘Courier’, surely one of his loveliest roses. A hybrid of R. gigantea, it is, like its parent, very susceptible to frost. In a mild season it is a glorious sight with its long, narrow, pale green foliage and slightly crumpled blush-pink flowers borne in clusters on long, arching canes. It can be temperamental. It resents hard pruning, and I have found by trial and error that it is not compatible with R. multiflora understocks.

p227 ….Some of the early-flowering ones such as ‘Tonner’s Fancy’ and ‘Courier’ can have their mass of early buds and their new young shoots bitten off by late frosts each year.
p97 ‘Daydream’, released in 1925, is deservedly one of the most popular of Clark’s roses. It bears its blush-pink single blooms with their golden stamens recurrently. Clark compared them to the flowers of a water-lily. It is a modest climber, excellent as a pillar rose or on a small arch, or it can be treated as a large shrub. Dame Elisabeth [Murdoch] has it on a tall post near an entrance to the garden.

p239 ‘Daydream’ Alister Clark rose. Pale pink, single. 2 x 1.5m. Flowers recurrently.
(1997)  Page(s) 74.  Includes photo(s).
[distance photo] ‘Devon’, Swane’s Cottage Rose, is cleverly teamed with Phlomis russelliana.
(1997)  Page(s) 97.  
Roses do not play the major role at Cruden Farm, although I noticed the Alister Clark roses ‘Doris Downes’ and ..... in fine shape ...... But ‘Doris Downes’ is a good substitute. A clear pink highly scented climbing Hybrid tea rose, she blooms early in the spring and is a joy to behold. Unfortunately she turns on this performance only once a year.
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