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Fisherman's Friend

Fisherman's Friend

This is the English shrub rose Fisherman's Friend.   Unfortunately, I have found neither camera nor film that can do justice to its shade of red.  It has a pleasing, mild fragrance.  Here's a shot of the first blossom of 1999; the digital camera does a much better job of showing the color as it actually is, though the pink along the edges is an artifact.

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Here's the same blossom fully opened.

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It's now mid-September 1999, and Fisherman's Friend is putting on quite a show!

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Fisherman's Friend has produced its first blossoms of 2000.

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It's late October, 2000, and Fisherman's Friend has produced one last exquisite bloom

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Mid-November: this one just won't quit -- and facing dead north no less!

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Fisherman's Friend has picked up in mid-May, 2001, where it left off last November.

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It's the third week of May, 2002, and Fisherman's Friend has bloomed.

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Fisherman's Friend has bloomed during the first week of June, 2003.

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With a new camera I can finally show you the true color of Fisherman's Friend.

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We're now into the middle of October and Fisherman's Friend continues to perform.

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Second of November and still going strong!

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Fisherman's Friend has begun to bloom in late May, 2004.

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It's now early August; the summer has been cool and very wet and the roses haven't appreciated it.  Some, however, are once again in bloom.

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It's early June 2005 and Fisherman's Friend has come back strong after a very bad winter.  Given that it faces dead north, that says a lot!

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It's late July and Fisherman's Friend has once again begun to bloom.

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It's Memorial Day weekend, 2006, and the north-facing Fisherman's Friend has bloomed.

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About a month later, 27 June, Fisherman's Friend has opened another blossom.

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These two photos show how Fisherman's Friend tends to bloom in clusters.  Judging from the second photo, we're in for more roses!

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It's late August and Fisherman's Friend is once again blooming.

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It's now mid-September and Fisherman's Friend has begun another flush.

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It's early October and Fisherman's Friend is providing us with a last delight for the season.

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It's mid-October and Fisherman's Friend, like the Energizer bunny, keeps going and going and going ....

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November brings rain, cold, but still Fisherman's Friend chugs along.

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It's late November and Fisherman's Friend is trying to open one last flower before the frosts.

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25 May 2007, the start of the Memorial Day weekend, brings the bloom of Fisherman's Friend.

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Fisherman's Friend is putting on quite a show this year!

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It's mid-July and Fisherman's Friend is once again in bloom.

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Late August and still in bloom!

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The end of September ....

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Just after Memorial Day, 2008, Fisherman's Friend has begun to bloom, the first of the north-facing roses to do so.

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Fisherman's Friend certainly grew some this year!

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Memorial Day, 2009, brings the bloom of Fisherman's Friend.

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At the end of July, Fisherman's Friend has once again started to open blossoms.

We're coming up on the middle of May 2010 and Fisherman's Friend has opened its first blossom.

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Late June finds Fisherman's Friend in bloom again.

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Mid to late-May 2011 brings the first bloom of Fisherman's Friend.

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Late June finds Fisherman's Friend once again in bloom.

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And into mid-July.

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The winter of 2013 to 2014 was horrendous.  I have never experienced the kind of losses in the garden that I did this past winter.  Sadly, after surviving its north-facing exposure for nigh unto twenty years, Fisherman's Friend succumbed to the winter.  It was one of my oldest roses and I shall miss it.



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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