So many things to write about…

…but not enough time at the moment. Maybe later, or over the weekend, I’ll tell you about my thoughts on Ken Clarke’s speech today and on the state of American society when armed looters fire on Navy rescue helicopters in New Orleans. But I will give you this snippet from today’s Horticulture Week (yes, it’s as exciting as it sounds):

Springfields Horticultural Society has named a tulip in honour of John Peel, the BBC Radio 1 presenter who died in October 2004.
"Having a specially named tulip in John Peel’s honour seemed a nice way to keep his name and musical innovation linked together," said Spalding Flower Parade chairman David Norton.

Yes, clearly, because tulips are often linked to musical innovation. Except in Max Bygraves’s case, that is.