Sunday, 15 May 2011

I'm Still Here!

I thought you might like to see this picture of my lovely Allium Christophii just coming into full flower. I am so pleased that it seems to like my garden and returns each year. Couldn't resist taking a quick photo of it this morning.
I've been so busy coughing round the clock that I've had no time to take photos even if I could have held the camera still! By the time the third lot of cough linctus wasn't really working I discovered that it was a viral cough and needed antibiotics. Into the second day of taking them I can say they are doing their stuff and as a bonus I have found a natural dry cough remedy using essential oils: 2 drops of lemon oil, 2 drops of eucalyptus oil mixed into 2 tablespoons of runny honey. Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture in a wineglass of warm water and sip it. It works for me and I am so grateful. I took this recipe from Valerie Ann Worwoods book 'The Fragrant Pharmacy'. I thought I'd never stop coughing. The only trouble now is that there are all those jobs that I have neglected over the past 10 days or so. They have been very good natured about it and are patiently waiting for me! Don't be surprised if I'm not back for another 10 days!!



16 comments:

Doreen G said...

I could hear you coughing over here in OZ Heather :-)
Glad that you are starting to pick up now.

Gina said...

Poor you! I'm glad you are starting to feel better.

Heather said...

I'm not surprised Doreen and thanks Gina - I have been so tired from coughing and not sleeping, but the relief now is wonderful. Essential oils are marvelous things to have for so many conditions.

Carol Q said...

poor you Heather. glad to hear you're getting there. I must get that book. I've been meaning to for a long time lol. hope you get a chance to get back to your garden and creating soon

Julie said...

Sorry you've been so under the weather but I'm glad the pills and medicine are now doing their job. Get well really soon. Thank you too for your kind comments recently. xx

maggi said...

The allium is beautiful, I love those delicate star-like flowers. Sorry to hear about your cough but also glad that you are starting to pick up again.

Miriam Weaver said...

Glad your on the mend. The Allium is lovely I like the little individual stars.

Jessica Maybury said...

aw they're so teeny :) They're lovely. Thanks for the photo. I hope you'll be completely recovered soon xxx

Robin Mac said...

Oh Heather, what rotten luck, but I am glad you are recovering now. the alium is fascinating and your photos of the exhibition weregorgeous. thanks for your kind comments on my blog too.

Toffeeapple said...

So sorry to hear that you were so unwell, let's hope that you have no more episodes like that.

My Allium Christophii didn't make it through the winter, so I am missing them this year. I guess I shall have to buy more.

Maureen said...

I do hope you're feeling better Heather, I know what you're going through as I had the same after christmas - that cough is lethal but your new remedy sounds good!!

MargaretR said...

Thst's lovely Heather! But I am so sorry you've been coughing so much and I hope it clears up completely for you.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

The allium is beautiful! Sorry to hear about your cough and hope you are fully recovered now, Heather. The essential oils sound very good.

The exhibition photos are lovely, and those old stone walls a lovely setting for the exhibits.

Val said...

I love your Allium Heather - aren't they huge when they are finally fully fledged! So beautiful when dried too ....
Hope you are feeling a lot better, and look forward to seeing more pix of your beautiful garden!

Linda said...

All those little stars...so pretty :-)
Hope you're feeling MUCH better now Heather.
Think you may have passed it on to me though :-(
xx

Gillion said...

are you getting better now? Pei Pa Koa (http://www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) is one of the few Chinese natural cough remedies that have been scientifically studied. it's something like herb plus honey, and it's sweet, thick and black in color. If you have a cough, look for it! It used to be one of my favourite natural cough remedies.

if your cough persists, seek professional help such as traditional Chinese medicine physicians - I have had very good experiences with them.