Cowart's Common Room

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter especially those who have been having a tough time lately.

It's a lovely day here too, mild and calm so I am attempting a bit of gardening which is getting harder as my frozen shoulder worsening now.
I have just brought this Clivia into the house from the greenhouse, I grew it from seed and it is a few years old, this is the first year it has had multiple flower heads on it.

Hope everyone else is enjoying the weather.

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Posted at 2nd Apr 2008 - 03:24PM   Posted by Fern   Clivia Comments: 13

Milla's Avatar very pretty, I think I only know Clivia as orange flowers so it's good to see this more delicate version.

Posted by: Milla on 2nd Apr 2008 at 04:06PM

that's lovely Fern, such a gentle colour. Saw gazillions of Clivias last week and as Milla said, all sizzling oranges. Lovely photo too.

Posted by: ZoŽ on 2nd Apr 2008 at 04:23PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Gorgeous . . .

Thank you yes the weather is excellent here - although set to turn cold for the weekend Evil or Very Mad

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd Apr 2008 at 04:56PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Oh gawd, for a moment I thought Clivia was a new member!Embarassed

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 2nd Apr 2008 at 05:37PM

I got confused and thought it was about Clivus composting toilets. Sorry to lower the tone

Posted by: Miss penelope on 2nd Apr 2008 at 05:59PM

Cait's Avatar I have never heard of Clivia, she is beautiful.

Posted by: Cait on 2nd Apr 2008 at 06:13PM

KittyB's Avatar Absolutely gorgeous - a new one on me, looks like a cross between hippeastrum and lily.

Posted by: KittyB on 2nd Apr 2008 at 09:00PM

there are some orange ones on the sidebar of my garden blog taken at Wisley last week.

Posted by: ZoŽ on 2nd Apr 2008 at 09:13PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Lovely coloured Clivia, Fern. I have one from a friend which is the usual orange but so far has flowered well every year. Hers has been in flower for weeks but, as usual, mine won't do it for a bit. If it is like last year, it will come out in a month or so and then do it again immediately after! Mad or what?

Posted by: Withy Brook on 2nd Apr 2008 at 09:29PM

Elizabethm's Avatar What a lovely picture. Not sure what you are doing about your frozen shoulder. i had real trouble last year and was amazingly to me helped by the bowen technique. Might not work for you but could be worth a try.

Posted by: Elizabethm on 2nd Apr 2008 at 11:13PM

Camilla's Avatar A most gorgeous flower, I had not heard of that flower before, almost like a Lily.

What therapy Fern are you using for your frozen shoulder at the moment? I have had a severe ache in my (R) shoulder for almost a month now, sometimes locks and I am caught rigid, ooh, off to the GP me thinks to see what it might be.


Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Apr 2008 at 12:34AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Fern, Fern....sorry - so intrigued by the flower (new one to me) that I missed your shoulder. Osteo, for Pete's sake.....or, as EM says, Bowen Technique if anyone around your way. But an osteopath should be able to fix a frozen shoulder in five mins flat.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 3rd Apr 2008 at 09:54AM

I have tried reflexology but it hasn't helped. At the moment I am taking anti- inflammatories and having physio.

It's funny you should mention Bowen as my friend texted me yesterday with the number of a lady who does it.

Camilla my frozen shoulder didn't start like that it started with a really nasty pain when I moved my arm in a certain way, it took a while before my shoulder started to freeze up. If you look at the link below it explains it very well. I hope you haven't got one.

EJ, I didn't know an osteopath could do anything, I have been told it can take up to 2 years!
I have asked my doctor to look into this

I am not sure this link will work but if you google Daily Mail and frozen shoulder you will find it. It's about something called Hydrodilation.

Posted by: Fern on 4th Apr 2008 at 09:56AM

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