Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Tulips, from Amsterdam

The tulips have been wonderful in every garden this spring including Sian’s.

Yesterday day the song ‘Tulips from Amsterdam’ popped into my head!

The late great Max Bygraves enjoyed a big hit with the song, reached #3 in the UK charts in 1958 and stayed there for twenty five weeks!

When it's spring again I'll bring again
Tulips from Amsterdam
With a heart that's true I'll give to you
Tulips from Amsterdam


The word tulip first mentioned in Western Europe in or around 1554 and seemingly derived from the "Turkish Letters" of diplomat Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq.

Cultivation of the tulip began in Persia, probably in the 10th century.