So the cotton wool brain I spoke of in my last post didn't turn out to be a dreamy post vacation glow as I had originally thought, it was actually the first symptom of Flu!
Yep I have spent the past week holed up in bed fighting the big fight against what I am convinced cannot be your average Flu, it must be some exotic flu that I bought back with me - does "normal" Flu really feel like this?
I'd love to be able to claim that I have fought this disease both valiantly and bravely but I'd be lieing! Nor did I fight it quietly!
I used to be proud of the fact that I have a high pain threshold but this......this......Flu has been more unbearable than childbirth and has left me as weak as a Gnat in water!
I've finally been relieved of the achy bones and muscles but the vice gripping headaches, acid etched throat and congestion continues, as does Neuralgia and for some strange reason aching bulging eyeballs. To top it off I now have conjunctivitis and want to scratch my eyeballs out and asthma has flared up again - I am not a happy bunny!
However, i promised another post full of Jamaican Flora and so here it is.
Travellers Palm. The gardeners did a fabulous job of training some of them into fan shapes.
Bamboo. This stuff grew everywhere and I love it! I have tried many different varieties here in the Highlands but haven't had much success. I would love a forest of bamboo.
Hibiscus. I saw these in red, White and Blue - so pretty!
Rooms at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton resort were in Villas and each villa was 2 storeys and had this to greet you on entrance. The gardeners really did do a fabulous job at this resort.
Palm seedpods. We were quite tempted to bring some home and attempt to propagate them but I assumed we wouldn't be able to bring them into the UK.
More totally colourful Bougainvillea.
Sniff, sniff! I so wish I was back there.
While in Jamaica we spoke to one of the gardeners who had a novel way of propagating some of the shrubs using a plastic bag. I'm not completely certain of the procedure so I'm trying to get the information and once I have it I will not only post it on here but will be experimenting with it myself.
I have so much I need to be doing out in the garden just now but I just don't have the strength to do it. I'm a very impatient person and I know I just have to get better but I really need to get those Willow cuttings done and into water before they begin growth in Spring or I won't be able to construct a Willow hedge this year.