Plant Focus

One of the last tulips to show is this lovely slightly scented ‘Bruine Wimpel’ or ‘Malaika’ described as brandy-snap or caramel brown and lilac-pink. Not a brown tulip as such, but like a delicate tea stained silk, the colours are unusual and quite beautiful. And long-lasting too.

I’m  not sure if mine were true to form as they appeared much more orange than I thought they would be, although in the sunlight it is hard to capture their true colours.  Next to my other orange tulips though they definitely had a brownish hue.

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  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Lovely blooms, Jude. Also Malaika = Swahili for ‘angel’, and the name of a ‘get under your skin become an ear worm’ hit in Kenya/East Africa.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Ooops, sorry about the earworm!

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  2. Sue says:

    What wonderful tulips you are growing this year, Jude! Very vibrant.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      They have been glorious and I shall repeat some next year with a few different ones I think.

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      1. Sue says:

        Sounds good!

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  3. Sad to see the last of them. They’ve been beautiful, and obviously given huge pleasure.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Most are finished now, the wind over the last couple of days hasn’t helped, though the nearly black ones in the front are still going!

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  4. Yet another wonderful tulip, Jude. I’ve really enjoyed seeing them all.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      One last one to come. Though the almost black ones are still flowering 🙂

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  5. Colline says:

    A truly beautiful flower. I love tulips. They bring so much brightness and colour to a place.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      I couldn’t agree more Colline 🙂

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  6. Robyn Haynes says:

    Is this last one unfurling or finished blooming? Whatever the case, I love the water drops and colour

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    1. Heyjude says:

      That one is opening, but a bit droopy!

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      1. Robyn Haynes says:

        It’s just beautiful! But the photo really shows it off.

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        1. Heyjude says:

          Thank you 🙂

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  7. restlessjo says:

    Perfection! 🙂 I’ve just come from Paula’s ‘Imperfection’, but it looked good to me.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      I shall go and visit Paula, and see what she has been up to lately 🙂

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  8. BeckyB says:

    Beautiful ☺

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  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’ve got Miriam Makeba in my head too now, but that’s not a bad thing!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Hope you are doing OK Gilly. Hugs coming your way ((( ❤ )))

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      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Thanks my lovely x🙂x

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  10. The one with the raindrops is my favorite!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Raindrops always look lovely on flowers don’t they.

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