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Winter flowers for my bouquet (should this be in style??)

(31 Posts)
kitsandbits Wed 05-Sep-07 20:37:31

Im hoping to have a few deep red roses, some holly and berries, but need something to bulk it all out - can't do 'all roses' to expensive!

I have no idea about flowers!

kitsandbits Wed 05-Sep-07 22:17:28

<<pulls tongues>>

kitsandbits Thu 06-Sep-07 09:41:45

Any flowers?? lol

LaCod Thu 06-Sep-07 09:42:20

no one will lok notice or remember


kitsandbits Thu 06-Sep-07 09:59:45

I will!

MrsBadger Thu 06-Sep-07 12:07:54

perhaps ask florist? hmm

cod is right though - you will remember the roses and the holly and not much else.

Mine had [racks brain] roses and... er... scented stock, but I haven't a clue what else.

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 12:12:20

I would talk to a florist.

I have chosen this for my October wedding.

roses are always in season

CountessDracula Thu 06-Sep-07 12:13:30

mistletoe? As is just before xmas

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 12:18:37

Put things like winter bouquet, red bouquet etc into google images for ideas as well.

MrsBadger Thu 06-Sep-07 12:22:37

mistletoe is even more expensive than roses
ivy? pine cones?
here is mine - admittedly it was Aug but I just asked for the roses and cream/white seasonal flowers.

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 12:56:48

I love your bouquet MrsB!

nailpolish Thu 06-Sep-07 13:00:09

i remember mine, it ws one fo the things i liked best about my day

i had
sweetpea, pink roses and hyacinths
all had meanigns for me and i love them too

hyacinths werent in season, but the florist managed to get them for me

you need to ask a florist, and NOW
they can adivse you bets

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 13:07:41

naily can i ask you a nursing question pls.

nailpolish Thu 06-Sep-07 13:08:49

course you can smurf

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 06-Sep-07 13:10:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 13:10:42

If a patient is in acute renal failure would you expect them to be in a metabolic acidosis or alkalosis and why. I have a crit care exam on weds anc am finding this whole acid/base balance stuff hard work.

I think its an acidosis but not sure why.


nailpolish Thu 06-Sep-07 13:14:49

acid base balance is a bastard (excuse the language!)
ARF pts would be in metabolic acidosis, basically because the tubules fail to secrete hydrogen into the urine, and the acid increases.

is that too basic?

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 13:18:40

Thanks so much! Prob v.simple for you but but its so hard to get your head around isn't it? You are ICU trained aren't you, does it start to make sense after a while? Canot get my head around the bicard readings from ABGs either.

I figured it was something to do with things not being excreted but wasn't sure, its been irritating me for ages. Cheers x

nailpolish Thu 06-Sep-07 13:22:02

i work in Renal mainly.

i still have to read up on loads of ABG's, urea and electrolyte and acid base/bicarb stuff all the time smurf

good luck!

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 13:22:04

Oh and so I don't completely hijack these are nice -

nailpolish Thu 06-Sep-07 13:22:58

it makes sense at the time, then you dont come across it for ages, then when you get another case of ARF you have toread about ti all over again to refresh

let me know how you get on!

nailpolish Thu 06-Sep-07 13:23:34

(the first one smurf posted is v nice - v xmassy too)

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 13:24:05

Thanks again, have done some shifts on renal on the bank as an aux and i enjoy it, would love to do ICU but have no hope of an ICU job so am going to try and end up somewhere that does HDU type care.
Hopefully there will not be much on acid/base balance on exam.

nailpolish Thu 06-Sep-07 13:26:59

i recommend renal
it ahs
home care
and surgical


when i qualified i couldnt decide what to do and found myself in renal
its been great
when do you qualify?

smurfgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 13:29:10

last post.
hipernicum berries are v.christmassy, your bouquet could be filled out with ivy, carnations, gyposphilium, can't think of anymore but i am not a flower person

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