A War of the Roses has erupted in Cheltenham, because a gardener has grown his £100 blooms along a fence, which borders an allotment.
The local council has now ordered him to tear them up, even though he says they make the fence look less like a prison camp.
You wouldn't think that anyone would object to growing roses up what is, after all, a pretty ugly fence. Well, you'd be wrong. Because the council asked Keith Barnfield to pull them all up.
We approached Cheltenham Borough Council and they now say they may be willing to compromise.
In the war of the roses, the House of Lancaster emerged as victors. In this battle, perhaps common sense will be the real winner.