Latest posts by Palaisglide

Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 23:53

Happy New Year to you David. Sitting here with a large lass of Port and wait for it-------------Mario Lanza singing A Vuchella. Saw queen on New Years Eve, was not impressed.

Sudden thought this time last year could not have drunk the Port?


Troublesome Tree Roots

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 11:21

Woodlark, as above, lift the paves and cut back hard on the relevant roots then relay the drive. I did that when roots of a tree threatened to undermine a wall and the tree actually livened up afterwards. As with all things in gardening try it out if it does not work then cull the trees and replace them elsewhere.


fragrant flowers

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 23:54

Depends what you think of as fragrant we all differ. I love the smell of wallflowers, lily of the valley, night scented stock, old fashioned scented roses are a must.

hate the smell of tête-à-tete and many of the Lily's, many scented shrubs are of short duration also many of the annuals rapidly lose their scent. Sweet peas if you choose the right ones will give three months if planted in sequence and cut as they flower.

Fruit blossom, lilac, give a rich scent but here and gone in no time. You need to plan a rotation off scented plants, afraid one or two will not give what you want.

Look scented plants up on google or if you have them the RHS books, I find them the best gardening books.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 13:52

Music today was the New Years Concert from Vienna and will probably watch it again tonight on CH 9. Brings back so many memories of wonderful times in Austria.

Got £30 pounds of I-tunes voucher scanning for my kind of music, it does take some getting past the screaming maniac's that pass for singers these days.



Posted: 01/01/2015 at 13:31

Sorry Stacey missed you on the quick check, now into laze mode and reading properly so welcome.

Here in the NE next "t,Coast" we plan the start for Feb then find we have frost and snow in March, no rush then, it does mean we have flowers right up to Christmas though, always an upside, well in my book there is.



Posted: 01/01/2015 at 10:46

Happy New Year to everyone, I too have a clear head David and it took me a lot longer than you, often woke up cuddling an accordion not knowing where I was amid a mess of empty bottles and old food, those days long gone thank goodness though fondly remembered? why?

Welcome back Sunflower, a lot less fireworks around this year, did watch London, went on a bit too long.

Weather dull, frost gone flower count nil.



Posted: 29/12/2014 at 10:11

Morning all, lovely Christmas and boxing day with Family, I counted 22 in the house at one time though they were coming and going. Clear skies and solid frost here in Stockton, I can see across the river to the Cleveland hills with snow on them.

A thought, the New Year arrives like fresh fallen snow, careful how you tread, the marks will show. Happy new year every one, expecting visitors shortly so I log off.



Posted: 24/12/2014 at 10:33

A bright morning here in't NE, off to Daughters for a pre festive meal with half family, t'other alf termorra. I did hear one of them say if Santa calls they will arrest him for breaking and entry, far too clever by half todays kids.

Wishing you all the very best Christmas wishes, may all your presents be returnable.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 14:54

Nice David, and the music, if she had crawled under my tent flap in the desert I would have thrown the pretty camel out.

At the moment it is the sound of hoovers as Joanne sorts me out for Christmas, oh and the Blue Tango, love it.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 11:11

David Lily, Today as I get stuck in cleaning for my Cleaning Lady coming I listen to Nana Mouskouri singing and "White Rose of Athens" brings back memory of seeing her (she must have been around fourteen) singing in a Cypriot night club. I was taken with her voice then and still am. We had been up in the mountains, finished the job as needed and letting our hair down before getting on the boat for Malta. It was goodbye to my Hungarian dance partner and move on as we did in the forces though every place is a song in my head.


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