When I ventured out into the chilly morning air, to put yet another Dom Pérignon bottle in the recycling bin, I was met with a sorry sight. Lain dead centre of the path, pathetic and crestfallen, was the mighty purple tulip featured in this week’s Six on Saturday. It had been unceremoniously ripped from its base by the brisk easterly wind and dumped without grace upon the ground. Without hesitation, I swept it up and popped it into a vase along with some daffs. I’m sure they won’t mind sharing.