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Re: Best Friend

Post by dannyboy on 18th July 2014, 15:07

Planted mine 2 weeks ago.I have seen it around alot this season barerooted so must be rated.

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Re: Best Friend

Post by silkyfizz on 18th July 2014, 15:29

Ausrose, I've only got a couple somewhere in photobucket. Will post when I find them.
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Post by Ausrose on 18th July 2014, 15:30

Thank you silky. As you are more than likely aware the AQ and I are principally exhibitors so fragrance isn't a consideration so if i can see the rose it may fit into particular show class and I can justify purchasing it and planting it instead of another show rose. In other words fragrance isn't a reason for us to purchase a rose unless it fits into a show class.


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Re: Best Friend

Post by neptune on 18th July 2014, 15:54

Just came back from Bunnings with one under tow...now to find a pot and see what it looks like in 18mths......
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Re: Best Friend

Post by Ausrose on 18th July 2014, 16:10

John what rootstock is your purchase on?

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Re: Best Friend

Post by neptune on 18th July 2014, 16:44

It comes from landsdales'...so I presume it is a forty...will check....
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Re: Best Friend

Post by neptune on 18th July 2014, 17:04

it doesn't say on the label...it is a Meillands
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Re: Best Friend

Post by silkyfizz on 18th July 2014, 18:12

Here are some pix I took in spring. They were the first flowers. Colour is truest in the second one.
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Post by silkyfizz on 18th July 2014, 19:31

Ausrose it has just occurred to me that you may want to know Best Friend's staying ability when cut as this may have some bearing when showing roses (I have no idea). I have found the blooms last ages in the vase before they start to deteriorate, about a week. Petals have real substance. Long stems too. Hope that helps!
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Post by neptune on 18th July 2014, 19:52

silkyfizz wrote:Ausrose it has just occurred to me that you may want to know Best Friend's staying ability when cut as this may have some bearing when showing roses (I have no idea). I have found the blooms last ages in the vase before they start to deteriorate, about a week. Petals have real substance. Long stems too. Hope that helps!

It helps a lot.....  
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Re: Best Friend

Post by Ausrose on 18th July 2014, 22:08

Thank you for the excellent photos. I agree with John the attributes you describe are essential for a good show rose. On looking at the photos I am not sure Best Friend has enough petals to be a good exhibition bloom. If it clusters it could make a decorative class rose. A class it could definitely be used for is the three full bloom class.

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Re: Best Friend

Post by AutumnDamask on 23rd July 2014, 18:40

I loved 'Best Friend'. Was really upset when I got back from holidays in January and discovered it had turned up its toes. Sad Sad It was only a baby and I think it either went too hard and fast or it got overwatered while I was away.
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