Tulip Time Again

My internet has been down all evening.  The trouble shooter said that my computer was trying to connect to a server that didn’t exist (reminding me forcibly of an old SF story, the details of which escape me, but a whole town is severed from the rest of the Universe, and lives in fear of the boy who did it).  Not much I could do about that.

Then it told me that my router was non-functional.

I am the least techy person in the world, but I have been pulling at wires, and shaking things for a little while now.  Then the router connection light suddenly flipped from yellow to green.  Was it something I did?  Or did a Sky engineer, many miles away, just give something a kick?  I shall never know.

But it’s very late, and I’m frazzled, so I shall calm myself with some tulip images and leave everything else until tomorrow.

These images are all from the same gardener.

Lovely, cheerful tubs:

Rob d A


A lavender double

Rob 1 A


A dark red parrot tulip.  Parrot tulips are characterized by the large, irregularly shaped flowers, with petals (okay, technically tepals) that look like the feathers of some exotic tropical parrot.  The more flamboyant the appearance and the colour, the better.  There is NOTHING shy or retiring about a parrot tulip.

Rob 2 A


Another pair of parrot tulips.

Rob b A


More doubles

Rob c A


And another look at those cheerful tubs.  Also, we get a sneaky peak at the summerhouse – in previous posts, we’ve seen the progress of the verandah, and I’ve got the latest image in that series to show you later.

Rob e A

Don’t you just love tulips?

And now, as Samuel Pepys would say, ‘And so to bed’.  And my internet connection had better be here in the morning…

6 thoughts on “Tulip Time Again”

  1. I think you’re right, it was in the garden when we moved in nearly twenty years ago.
    We are undecided about it but recently I raised the crown to allow few tulips underneath and to give shade to a few rhododendron and asalea. If that doesn’t work it’s coming out for my new greenhouse!!


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