Dickson (1926-2012), Patrick
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DICKSON, Alexander Patrick (Patrick)
(1926 - 2012), son of Alexander Dickson III. Started his career in 1957 and took over rose breeding in 1958.
[From The Makers of Heavenly Roses
, by Jack Harkness, 1985, p. 51ff.:] The fifth generation of rose-growing Dicksons arrived in 1926, was duly named Alexander, but was called by his second name, Patrick..... Pat left the Army in 1945 and was sent to one of the largest glass-house nurseries in the country, Lowe & Shawyer of Uxbridge; Middlesex...In 1958, Pat returned to Newtownards where he was put in charge of the rose breeding. Alexander II did not retire completely, but at the age of 65 kept his own breeding programme...
Pat's firm becameDickson Nurseries Ltd. He continued to grow roses for a few years, but eventually decided to make his living as a rose breeder...