Dickson (1956-....), Colin
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Listing last updated on 01 Dec 2023.
Newtonards, Northern Ireland
Code = DIC---
DICKSON, A. (Alexander) (1801- October 11, 1880 )
DICKSON, Hugh, (c1831-1904) son of Alexander I
DICKSON, George (1832-1914), son of Alexander I
DICKSON, Hugh II (1850-60s?-1922), son of Hugh
DICKSON, Alexander II (1857-1949), son of George, started 1872, retired 1930
DICKSON, George II, son of George
DICKSON, Alexander III (1893-1975), son of Alexander II, retired ca. 1958
DICKSON, Alexander Patrick (Patrick) (1926-2012), son of Alexander III
DICKSON, Colin, son of Patrick (b. April 8, 1956). Ceased breeding in 2018.
DICKSON & Co.
DICKSON Nurseries Ltd.
County Down, Northern Ireland
[From The Makers of Heavenly Roses, by Jack Harkness, 1985, p. 57:] Pat's firm became Dickson Nurseries Ltd. He continued to grow roses for a few years, but eventually decided to make his living as a rose breeder...In the hybridizing house, Colin is now at work...
[From BBC News, 19 August 2019:] Dickson Roses no longer breeding after 140 years...Dickson Roses in Newtownards, County Down, closed that part of the business last year.....owner, Colin Dickson, who is now in his 60s, said his two daughters wanted to pursue different career paths and would not be working for the firm.