Any Ideas? by onewing

Any Ideas?

As you know I am not posting much at the moment but I have a mystery flower that needs identifying, can anyone help.

This morning David was out in the garden and spotted this flower.

Most of our flowers are struggling at the moment due to so little rain but two days ago we had a massive storm with 25 mm rain and now this flower has sprung up from a bulb.

The leaves you can see behind the flower are African daisies I think and nothing to do with this plant.

This isn't a brilliant photo, but you wouldn't believe the trouble I had getting this picture.

My back is rather painful at the moment and I have trouble getting down low to take photos. I sat on a little camping stool to take this shot but next to where I was taking the photo is a small rose bush and I got scratched to death from the rose thorns. To add to my woes, due to the rain, the green ants have surfaced and I have been bitten on my foot with a green ant. Rather painful I can tell you.

Not only that, the mozzies have appeared now due to more moisture and I also got bitten by a huge mozzie. I don't usually get 'mozzied' but I guess this one must have been desperate. I managed to splat it and judging from the amount of blood it has managed to suck out of me I have now got an empty arm and will probably need a blood transfusion, ha ha. Either that or I have now contracted Ross River Virus or Dengue fever.

I think I need a cup of tea and a lie down.

I have been popping in occasionally to check out your photos but not had time to comment. I miss you all, but time is short at the moment. I will post regularly again later in the year.
Oh Babs - I had to laugh at your commentary, and do hope you survive all those injuries! As to the flower - not a clue, but it does look like a confused daffodil - wrong colour and wrong season. Maybe garden guru @julzmaioro will be able to identify it.
January 30th, 2020  
@dide I love the idea of a blushing daffodil. Hope Julia can identify it for me.
January 30th, 2020  
I have no idea what this is, as you well know, but you sure made me laugh.
January 30th, 2020  
I hope you had a nice cuppa tea to calm your nerves after this shot. I heard on the radio that someone had confused asparagus spears in their garden as a result of the hail cooling the ground. Perhaps this is a confused bulb too.
January 30th, 2020  
gosh maybe take a bex with that cup of tea!
I don't know either, but how lovely - watch it so you can post a photo when it opens, but this time start with the aeroguard! it is the same here - mozzies galore!
January 30th, 2020  
Ha ha..made me laugh so much!
January 30th, 2020  
Hi Babs .. It looks like it could be a Naked Lady .. Belladonna Lilly .. would be able to tell for sure once it has opened up completly .. It certainly gave you a run around to get the shot .. take care ..
January 30th, 2020  
Oh Babs....so lovely to hear from you & experience your humor...so sorry for your woes & I wish I knew the flower...please post it when it opens..please take care.
January 30th, 2020  
Wow - what a procedure to get this photo. I hope it turns out to be something exciting and beautiful!
January 30th, 2020  
Great to say "hello Babs". You have fierce wildlife up there. @julzmaioro is on to it I would say although hope to see the flower in due course.
January 30th, 2020  
I agree with @julzmaioro - looks like a belladonna lily but time will tell. Love a mystery flower!
What a catalogue of disasters, lovely lady! Had to laugh but felt so sorry for you at the same time. Wishing you WELL from all your troubles!
January 30th, 2020  
Hi ! , oh Babs- you did put a smile on my face, 1st thing in the morning !!! - hope you have recovered from all the attacks by flower and insects - the natives can be fierce at times !! I hope the bud will develop into something beautiful and not a day of the triffids saga !!
January 30th, 2020  
We will see, let us know later
January 30th, 2020  
What a lovely image and fascinating narrative Babs, shades of Tony Hancock, thats what you get from relocating in the colonies, lol:)
January 30th, 2020  
What a story! Hope you have enjoyed your cup of tea!
I have an App on my phone to identify plants and flowers. The app is called "Picture this" and told me that it is a "Divaricate typhonium". Then I looked in Google and it might be your plant as it says: "native to eastern and southern Asia, New Guinea, and Australia. It is most often found growing in wooded areas"
January 30th, 2020  
A wonderful narrative Babs, hope you had your tea and all is well now. Sorry no id on the lovely flower ;-)
January 30th, 2020  
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Love your narrative, Babs. Can't help you with the flower...
January 30th, 2020  
The things we do for a photo - I hope that you've recovered from your ordeal Babs. No idea what the flower is.
January 30th, 2020  
Pretty colors and details. It almost looks like a daffodil of some kind.
Sorry about all the troubles you are having. Hope things improve soon.
Hopefully the plant isn't a "Little Shop of Horrors" plant from the movies. LOL
January 30th, 2020  
Great narrative Babs, hope you feel better soon. Can’t help with the flower.
January 30th, 2020  
No idea sorry! Hello though!
January 30th, 2020  
A wonderful narrative! Lovely capture.
January 30th, 2020  
I think this called for something stronger than tea, even if it was still morning.
January 30th, 2020  
Fantastic narrative Babs!
January 30th, 2020  
Sorry I couldn’t help laughing at this sorry tale....I could picture you there on your stool batting all the little b.... away! As to the flower I haven’t a clue! Sounds like @ingrid01 has cracked it!
January 30th, 2020  
lovely to hear from you, but what a sorry tale. The lengths you went to …. I do hope that someone can identify the plant after all that effort. Take care and take time for your self and your health in all the busyness.
January 30th, 2020  
Looks like a lily bud from my very limited knowledge. I'm hoping by now you've had a nice cuppa tea and are on the mend.
January 31st, 2020  
@kjarn @pusspup @koalagardens @brennieb @julzmaioro @happysnaps @robz @ethelperry @casablanca @beryl @gosia @pcoulson @ingrid01 @ludwigsdiana @gijsje @merrelyn @mittens @jacqbb @angelar @haskar @tunia @carole_sandford @happypat @helenhall @taffy Glad my sorry tale made you all smile. Sorry for the late reply, but as usual my life is pretty hectic. The flower has now opened and indeed it does look like a lily. I took a photo of it this morning, but haven't had time yet to look at the photo so will post it later this evening if I get chance.

After keep fit class this morning a group of us meet up at The Tavern for a coffee. After a light lunch we were invited to a friends house for afternoon tea and we have only just got home.

You will be pleased to hear that I didn't need a transfusion after the mozzie bite and the pain from the green ant bite subsided pretty quickly so there was no need to amputate my foot.

I haven't noticed any symptoms of Ross River virus or Dengue Fever so I think I am pretty safe, Phew!
January 31st, 2020  
Hey Babs
🤣your narrative cracked me up...as for the mossies - they're kamakasi missiles here..
January 31st, 2020  
Good to see you popping in if just for a bit- my goodness the lengths you went to get this picture are quite admirable! I sure hope those bruises and bug bites heal up quickly!
January 31st, 2020  
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