Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Dreading today.

 This bulb cost me £5 a few years ago. The first year I wondered why I had bought it as it only had one flower stem so looked pretty pathetic.. but this year it has five!!
It's name is Camassia alba, the more popular are blue.  

A close up showing the individual flowers open; I think it's a shame that the lower flowers die off as the top buds open, so there are only a few open at one time. So did I get my moneys worth, maybe?
I am writing my blog to take my mind off my appointment with the surgeon this afternoon. I have gone through various scenarios in my mind as to what he'll say and I am determined that whatever he says, I will ask for a second opinion.
At the moment my arm is kinda ok. It only hurts a little if I move it in a certain way, but I haven't got that awful pain that I had after that second operation.  
I've had a hiccup with #2 GS's socks I had forgotten how to do the Kitchener stitch at the toe, so had to watch a 'u-toob.' Whatever, knitting has made me feel more normal.
In the greenhouse, I have managed to pot on several seedlings and I have paid a 'gardener' to clear my main large flower border of the weeds and grass. I should say gardener loosely, as although he advertised himself as a gardener, he didn't even know the name of oxalis , that little pink flower that spreads everywhere!  And he needed close watching, even so annoyingly my white phlox disappeared. DH, being the love he is, did go through the wheel barrow of weeds to see if he could find it, but it wasn't there!
Ah well, the main flower bed is looking a lot better.
 
I am dreading this afternoon's appointment, but whatever happens I will have to go through it, if I am to get my life back and an arm that works! Thank you to those of you who left such encouraging comments.  
That pesky..Oxalis
Luck Clover Oxalis Iron Cross - 20 flower bulbs 
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5 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Hope all goes well, I will be thinking of you. Take care.

Vickie said...

Oh Chris. I am praying you get clear answers and get on with it!

Joanne Noragon said...

Thinking of you, too. And, your garden is achieving its purpose of multiplying and crowding out the weeds!

Julie said...

Fingers crossed you have had some encouraging news...
{hugs} and blessings to you x

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Wishing you well, Chris. Hoping for some good news for you. :)