Friday, February 4, 2011

Blooming Friday

 OMG please do not stare at that untidy mess under these Starbursts!  I will get around to tidying up as soon as my back is able LOLLL

Hello and welcome to Blooming Friday.  The theme today is contrast. I am showing the contrasting colours of the starburst clerodenron  (clerodendron quadriloculare) For more of blooming Friday please go over to Roses and stuff to what is blooming in gardens around the world. 
I haven't been posting lately because of a back injury. A week  ago I had injured my back. How I did I manage to do this? Well... you see, I was tidying up the garden hose because I was expecting an important visitor. 
 As I wound the hose in a circle on the ground, I felt a very sharp pain on the right side of my back that made me stood still for a moment,  however I continued to finish the job. I then went on to mow the grass at the front with the push mower (it was self propelled) . The pain intensified  during the night and the next day. I couldn't sit up, bend nor lie on my side. Going to the loo was a feat for the fearless. To be honest I felt helpless and sorry for myself. Hubby went off to the druggist who sent me some anti inflammatory  tablets. The pain eased on the third day. Now I am almost pain free. Yesterday I mowed the grass, it was a bit painful sitting a long time on the mower but I bit the bullet and finished the job. Afterward I took another painkiller and was good to go when it kicked in. I tried touching my toes and with a bit of effort I touched them...Yipeee!  Have a great weekend my friends!


  1. That flowering bush is a real stunner! I am glad you recovered from your back problem. Do be careful while bending and lifting things.

  2. Lovely flowers and the contrasting colours they have. Have to be careful with your back Helen, dont over doing your gardening, take more rest and light work only.

  3. Oh my gosh! Your starbursts are gorgeous! I am so jealous. Mine has not bloomed since 2008, thanks to freakishly cold winter weather here at PITV. I've been wondering if I should just rip it out, but I do remember those gorgeous, giant fireworks way back when.

  4. Stunning plants you are showing! Hope your back will "be back" on track soon;)
    Take care,

  5. The Clerondendron is beautiful. I have back trouble myself so I sympathise. So annoying that a tiny movement can lead to so much pain!

  6. Very very nice flowers in your garden
    My Clerodendron is not flowering now, I am in Guadeloupe
    My blog is

  7. Such a gorgeous shrub! Thanks for sharing - and I do hope your back is better now.

  8. Hi Helen, Im awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award, do come and get it from my blog if you have time.

  9. That is such a bea-u-ti-ful! plant *gasp*!!! Love it!
    Helen please get an X-ray done. Sounds like a slipped disc, or close enough, to me . I know 'coz I've been there. Twice :P


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