Rose search - 'Miss Alice'.
In September we moved house and before the move I potted up a small number of roses, all of which survived the move except for one, Rosa 'Miss Alice', a David Austin HT. It has progressively got weaker and weaker and at a mere 1" high, has not got long for this World. David Austin no longer produces this variety and I've contacted the nurseries listed in the RHS Plant Finder but they no longer have the variety. If I can find someone with this rose, I could try to grow one from a cutting or even try budding it. Help!
...there used to be a great garden centre at Wych Cross in East Sussex, nr East Grinstead I think.. they used to offer almost every rose under the sun, including Miss Alice, until they got taken over by Wyevale, who promised to carry on with roses, but now I don't know.... but if you're in the area, it might be worth a try, although I'm very doubtful...
Maybe you could try American rose suppliers to see if they still have it, or post on an American rose forum to see if anyone could send you a cutting? Sometimes you also find roses discontinued by DA lurking on European rose supplier websites under the codename, for Miss Alice, its ‘Ausjake’.
...so Wyevale bought them out... their cakes were nice too, and a great range of perennials..
Nothing strange about collecting roses for their names, how about Princess Alice? Seems quite a suitable name for a granddaughter!