But others aren't. These were all open at the weekend and none of them are red - more purple, pink, peach or white, but I guess that doesn't work in the rhyme!
Top row: Iceberg, The Wedgewood Rose, Charles De Mills
Middle Row: William Morris, Mutabilis, The Generous Gardener
Bottom Row: Rosa de Bologna, Abraham Darby, Rosa Glauca.
These are much earlier than in previous years (by about 3 weeks) but as there are many others still at the "about to open stage" I'm hoping the rose season will go on for longer than normal, because they are so beautiful aren't they.