Have you ever seen such a beautiful tulip?
Yesterday was the first of several appointments my mother had at the eye hospital, to have her other eye fixed, and so we called in to see my best friends Wayne and Shelley, who live about 200m from the clinic.
They spoiled us with morning tea in their beautiful garden, setting the table in the sunshine with a vase of the most wonderful pink and cream roses, sweet peas and these tulips.Between cups of tea, fancy biscuits, old English china and chat, we breathed in lungfuls of sweet pea perfume and were amazed by the wonder of these divine tulips, with their double row of petals all frilled with deep pinking.Then Mum and I were off for a stroll up and down Rokeby Road and a spot of lunch. A fab day!
:: Added later (after a day at work): I asked for tulip ID help from Jane Brocket who, as well as being a blogging legend, is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tulip grower. She kindly emailed me and told me it was a double-fringed tulip, called Queensland.
Such a pity we can't grow such beauties here in Perth!