The Rose Annual (The Royal National Rose Society, 1966-1984, 2005-2007)
(1984) Page(s) 88.
Jeanette V. Whittaker. The Northern Rose Show 1983.
Our guest of honour, Dame Anna Neagle, coolly elegant in lilac.....
(1980) Page(s) 128.
Peter Harkness. Roses in Bermuda.
Imagine my amazement and delight on our arrival in Bermuda to find, beside our hosts' front door, a strapping 6 ft [Bermuda] 'Anna Olivier', a straw yellow Tea of 1872. Amazement, because of the size, quality and fine colour of the blooms, compared with which the washed out tokens of the 'Anna Olivier' at bleak St. Albans look a sorry parody. Delight, because my grandfather John had exhibited this selfsame rose in his first Championship success in 1887; and never in my life had I seen it, so to speak, with his eyes. When hardy yellow Hybrid Teas crept into Europe, there was no place for a rose of Anna's tender disposition. Bermuda, with its mildness, suits her to perfection, and perfectly she grows.
(1984) Page(s) 116.
Anna Pawsey. New Varieties 1983.
(1982) Page(s) 163.
Jack Harkness [reviewing Modern Roses 8].
The parentage is wrong for 'Anne Harkness'....
(1981) Page(s) 113.
The cover page of the 1922 catalogue shows in colour the “Commendator Ingegnoli” a geranium red HT. In the following catalogue, the firm features 'Antonietta Ingegnoli', then come 'Milano', 'Black Flame' ("the darkest rose known so far"), 'Trento', 'Redipuglia', 'Monte Nevoso', 'Giovinezza', and others.
(1968) Page(s) 164.
Probably the highest overall quality of blooms was to be found on Gregory's stand, but their arrangement was less imaginative. Among roses featured were satin pink 'Jenny Fair' and 'Apricot Silk', both of their own raising...
(1973) Page(s) 88.
Nigel Raban. The Men Behind the New Roses. C. W. Gregory.
....In the following year, 1965, Gregory's introduced their hybrid tea 'Apricot Silk' (unnamed seedling x 'Souvenir de Jacques Verschuren') which although it received no award, is one of Mr. Gregory's favourites after 'Wendy Cussons' on account of its decorative form and fine apricot colouring which does not fade with age.
(1982) Page(s) 142.
Trial ground Awards, 1981. Trial Ground Certificate.
'AR 103 BA'. Cluster Flowered (Flor). L. Scrivens, Kidderminster. Trial Ground No. 3888. 'City of Leeds' x ['Paprika' x 'Rose Gaujard']. Bloom cerise, full, 28 petals; borne in trusses. Growth vigorous and bushy, 3ft. Foliage semi-glossy, medium green.
(1972) Page(s) 220.
Harkness advertisement. Raisers' eye View. ....the light coloured floribunda 'Arakan'... All good in their way, but not the stuff of popular stars.
(1982) Page(s) 41.
Jack Harkness. In the autumn of 1943, my friends and I walked from Chittagong to the Arakan, a distance of a hundred miles or so, moving by night. We arrived, perfectly cheerful, to find ourselves members of the Fourteenth Army, which considered itself "Forgotten", and was stuck in the Burmese mud wondering where the Japanese would hit it next. To us there came a tall leader, splendid in his white uniform, able to tell us how to defeat the enemy, and to put into effect the necessary measures. I can see him now, standing on an empty box, beckoning us to gather around and listen. He was known as "Lord Louis", the title being shorn of pomp and invested with affection. So now you know the reason for roses being named 'Arakan', 'Burma Star" and 'Mountbatten'.