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(May 1983)  Page(s) 56.  
 
Treloar Roses advertisement. New Roses for 1983. ‘April Hamer’ (Bell). Perfectly formed exhibition rose of delicate pale pink flushed and edged bright pink.
(Nov 2001)  Page(s) 57.  
 
Charity Roses. 'Best Friend'. (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). ....Available from the RSPCA in your state, or Corporate Roses.
(Aug 1968)  Page(s) 29.  
 
L. V. Lawrence, Australian-raised Roses. Mr D. Fankhauser has also raised many new cultivars. Some of his creations are available to the public for the first time this year. These include Betano Beach, a Hybrid Tea of deep coral pink coloring and....
(Apr 1997)  Page(s) 27.  Includes photo(s).
 
Main pic: Every now and then in this high tech world of selected breeding, nature takes over and produces her own breeding combinations – and ‘Betsy Taaffe’ (a sport of the David Austin rose ‘Abraham Darby) is a magnificent example of what she can do. Details Taaffe Roses.

[It is believed this nursery is now closed]
(Jan 1998)  Page(s) 57.  Includes photo(s).
 
Susan Irvine. I was delighted to receive, from David Taaffe in Melbourne, a small plant of a rose he has registerered as ‘Betsy Taaffe’. It is a yellow sport of the rich apricot ‘Abraham Darby'. This rose is remarkable for its colour, for the unusual profusion of its blooms and for the rich fruity scent. David Taaffe named his discovery after his mother, who had established a beautiful rose garden in New Zealand. The rose resembles its parent in most respects but the colour varies from soft apricot to lemon yellow. The scent is less pronounced, but it has 'Abraham Darby's' ability to flower over a long period. In fact, last year it flowered almost right through winter. It is a good cut flower and Barbara, David's wife, often fills a rose bowl with it. David Austin himself has taken an interest in this new rose. When his manager was in Australia recently, he visited David Taaffe and asked for budwood so that it can be propagated in England and watched, to ascertain whether it lives up to its early promise…..I planted my own plant of'Betsy Taaffe' only a few months ago in a bed of golden roses. So far it has not flowered, but it has put on prodigious growth. The foliage is glossy and attractive and, so far, disease-free….One thing is certain. She has already given much pleasure to the Taaffes and to many customers of their small rose nursery.
(1994)  Page(s) 121.  Includes photo(s).
 
[Note the publication was the Your Garden Annual]
(Nov 2001)  Page(s) 57.  
 
Charity Roses. 'Courage'. (Can teen - The Australian Teenage Cancer Patients' Society). Low-growing floribunda with red double blooms. ideal for borders, and growing in tubs.
(1968)  Page(s) 29.  
 
L. V. Lawrence, National Rose Society of Victoria. Australian-raised Roses.
Mr. D. Fankhauser has also raised many new cultivars. Some of his creations are available to the public for the first time this year. These include Betano Beach, a Hybrid Tea of deep coral pink coloring and Elizabeth Fankhauser, another Hybrid Tea of soft pink deepening towards the edges.
(Jan 1959)  Page(s) 21.  
 
Frank [Riethmuller] has bred another rose [as well as 'Titian'], called Gay Vista after the great Sydney racehorse.
(Mar 2001)  Page(s) 84.  
 
Susan Irvine. My catalogue from Nieuwesteeg roses also lists a mystery rose ‘Glenara No. 14’ described as a climbing hybrid tea. The catalogue states that it bears “large globular flowers of two-tone pink”. Being a hybrid tea it is recurrent and the catalogue suggests that it is probably one of those unnamed seedlings that came up so freely in the garden at Glenara and were often given to friends. Many of them were never named. I can’t resist trying this one.
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