On Thursday when we put together the baby quilt, a quilting friend brought along this "Eyes for You" rose flower to show me:
It has perfume, an unusual colour arrangement, and quite a pretty form. It is lovely! It had lost a few petals in transit, and unfortunately the rest of them dropped off as I was rushing to get to my train on the way home. But when I got home I popped it in a vase, and today the little bud opened up:
Reading up on it I discovered that it is also supposed to be unaffected by blackspot and mildew. I will keep an eye out for one to add to the garden (and protect from wallabies) in winter.