Bringing Our Gardens Into Your Home
On his death, the nursery passed to his gardener J.A. Bentall, who produced ‘Buff Beauty’ and the Polyantha ‘The Fairy’. Dickson Roses, positioned near Belfast launched its first roses in 1886, focusing on breeding Hybrid Teas that would stand up to the Irish climate. Successes include ‘Shot Silk’ and ‘Grandpa Dickson’ and, more recently, ‘Elina’ and ‘Tequila Sunrise’. This group incorporates some of the oldest backyard roses.