Mystery Trees and Moving - How to Control the Flares?

Mystery Trees and Moving - How to Control the Flares?

UsHaus move progresses! Henz are getting rehomed this week (I'm going to miss them - and their eggs!), I am boxing up stuff in the house and realising half the things I have are clutter and will just end up in the skip. Dutchman and Friends may end up rather bored on Easter Sunday! I have offered to make cinnamon rolls for the masses, and I hope they share (not likely!)

UsHaus has a new garden to play in and since Dutchman moved in first, he sends me photos of how the light is falling and helps me plan where everything is going - what tree is this, anyone? Ornamental Plum? There's actually a very rich place to play in and I am greatly looking forward to it.

However, as per, there are the usual issues; I'm getting more stiff with every box I pack and every bit of rubbish I bag up. I'm trying to take it chilled, but I can't put the world on pause because I'm having a flare. I have to get things done. I have Tramadol but as I have discovered it is greatly contributing to my fatigue, I'm loathe to use it unless I must. Ibuprofen is beginning to be useful again after a long hiatus but I have to be careful with it as I already bruise badly as it is.

I'm taking hot showers, trying to find the energy to do yoga, but I'm feeling my ears starting to plug up and my throat is sore (the first signs I'm heading into a flare) and I'm downing orange juice and multivitamins. But any advice on trying to stave this off during an already stressful time would be great!

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  • No useful advice I'm afraid, but much sympathy. Coco may well be your tree expert ☘️

  • Looks more like a magnolia of some sort to me - but the flowers are too small to see clearly.

  • πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ˜† looks like a Magnolia to me Too! One of my tree favs 😍....flowering here in east anglia now...big full buds with huge cupped petals on stout twigs usually before leaves, or just as leaves begin to emerge...can be small like a shrub (magnolia stellata) or REALLY tall

    Wishing you every best wish

    πŸ€πŸ˜˜πŸ€πŸ˜˜πŸ€πŸ˜˜ coco

  • better photo added! Not a magnolia - I have one out front, they are glorious aren't they?

    Thanks, I'm doing as much as I can with ibuprofen and relaxing a bit.

  • There are different sorts - but give us a close-up of a flower.

  • NOW I can see it....the bronze new leaves give it away.... + clusters of THE loveliest fine petalled early spring flowers...It's an Amelanchier!? No?

    USA common name: Shad-blow...due to the native fish called Shad spawning at the time this blooms....it's native to where I grew up in the USA: the north east...one of THE most lovely & choice trees that flower as early as this

    πŸ™„...at least I THINK it is...tiny pics on iPad screen hard for me to study πŸ˜‰

    rhs.org.uk/Plants/1063/Amel...

  • Oh blimey! I've not seen one of those in years! I'm not at UsHaus yet or I would study the tree further. But I hope you're right! I'll have to see what berries this produces.

    Yep, pre-flare now. I'm using ibuprofen quite a bit and hope I can ride it out

  • You inspired me yesterday: somehow managed to take extraordinarily good photos of our amelanchiers...I've not tried before...as you know, they aren't easy to snap! Will try to remember to add one of these pics to my next gastroenterology post!

    Take care πŸ¦‹πŸ¦„πŸ•ŠπŸŒ·πŸ€πŸ˜˜

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