Latest posts by Palaisglide

Dryer water

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:01

Dryer water will contain elements from the washing soap no matter how you rinse it.

Our water in the Teesside area is soft water (kettles never fur} and contains fluoride I use it on plants when the rain water butts are empty with no dire results and I still have all but one of my teeth. A lot of nonsense is talked about what is in our water, where ever you live the water will have some additives from the natural rock, the reason we get hard or soft water depends on where it lands as rain. If you ever drank water that had been through a water softening plant for boilers you would think it totally tasteless, it will not even make a cup of tea. We need additives and minerals we get in water and so do plants.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:04

Long dresses hide dodgy footwork and it is the feet that count not the play acting, that is to a dancer watching, those who do not dance will enjoy the antics and gimmicks so expect a few upsets with the phone in. My hit list in order are Scott, Tim, Judy, Steve.

And Caroline to win. 


Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:56

Glass is not recommended on an allotment, you will always get the vandals throwing stones, they tend to bounce of poly where as a broken roof window when you are not there can wreck all the plants in the greenhouse. The size is a matter of what you do with it my 8x6 wall greenhouse gives me all the space I need with the help of frames to harden off.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:18

Simon should not have been there at all, we have seen it in other series where some one has not been taken to heart by the public. I thought Jenifer would be the one with Scott in the dance off so yes by a round about route the right one went.


Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:56

That is some picture, Head full of clotted cream and a kilt? How about Half Yorkshire and Half Newcastle from Irish stock, Black and White Zips on my pockets and a shamrock sticking out of the ears.


Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:19

Not being a Cornishman I cannot think of any reason I would be important, that is apart from cooking meals that make my lovely grandchildren ask mum, "why can't we have food like this at home" that lowers the clouds a bit. Still being a North Easterner with one foot in the sea and always having one wet foot makes a sense of humour essential I suppose having to read Verduns witty prose is less of a chore.

The important ones are all the posters who make me laugh at times cry at times and come up with weird and wonderful ways to grow vegetables and flowers, now then I would ask the wise Cornishman "err" which of the latter do we eat.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:23

Agree with David, no thoughts of making tea during the show did not want to miss a bit of it. Still think Caroline is the front runner, she actually dances with her feet, Pixie and Frankie both had foot faults. To go this week, Scott or Jenifer though Tim got the lowest mark. Who thought it a good idea to bring Donny Osmond in, sack them immediately and Donny.


What do you do with soil from plant pots?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 23:02

It will be tired and washed out put it in the compost that is where mine goes.


Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:59

Jack,  Deutzia is July cut back flowering stems to ground level. Escallonia, trim lightly after flowering.  Weigela, cut back one or two of the old stems after flowering to ground level. Forsythia will now have the flowering stems on so leave until after flowering in Spring then cut back, do it now you lose the flowers.

The answer is really no you should not, wait until they have flowered but if they are out of hand then cut back about one third, you may miss some flowering if you do that.



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:40

Thank you DFA, it worked perfectly, David is back.


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