Jackie French: the beauty of 'toofer' roses

By Jackie French
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:41am, first published October 6 2017 - 6:12am

Our first rose this year was an accidental one. A climbing rose planted beside the lemon tree died in the 2003 drought but its rootstock, an old and vigorous rose known as Parson's Monthly, flourished. The Parson has now wound itself all through the lemon tree.