Gardening: Roses are red, yellow, pink, peach . . .

Gardening: Roses are red, yellow, pink, peach . . .

Ali Rochford: breeders have managed to grow roses in any colour you like – except one

‘I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck,” said Emma Goldman. Not the most likely quote from an anarchist, but one that gardeners can identify with. This most evocative of flowers deserves a place in every garden. With a huge variety of roses available now in garden centres, and even more bare root available by mail order, there is no better time to plant your own jewel garden.

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