Latest posts by Palaisglide

Is it too late to plant out Buddleia davidii?

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 10:48

No frosts yet the soil still warm, the root ball would be safer in the ground than in a container. You could put the container against a sheltered brick wall, the residual heat from the wall will be a frost guard and cold winds do more damage than anything else, toss a coin on it both ways will work.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 10:37

By my reckoning the voters had exactly 20 minutes to register? how many lines have they got? how do they manage those who block vote? who counts the vote and apportions it? OK they have to record the Sunday show straight after the dancing surely they could give at least another 15 minutes to vote.

I was shocked though not too surprised having seen it too many times, the good dancers having to leave and the duffers staying, the old argument comes up every year, is it a Dance show or is it just entertainment, you take your pick, to me it is a dance show and I hate those themed carry ons especially Halloween. Just Dance please, the music and spectacle are enough for me who needs gimmicks.


Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 23:09

I am on my way direct route across country in my tank, that should refurbish a few gardens. Dressed as the wise old FLESH eating Owl, any one for BBQ mouse. My gift will be a load of Newcastle Brown Ale, do not drink the stuff myself since it is made in Gateshead??? A wee drop from the burns o'er yon border, the water of life, why? it puts me to sleep so better enjoy the party first.


Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 10:08

Kef, lunch menu, Gammon with a honey and mustard glaze added the last tem minutes, I make it with English mustard not that floppy French stuff. Leeks Carrots Cabbage Beans all done in the steamer, Roast and Mashed potato with plenty of butter, and of course Yorkshire puddings and onion gravy. Any room left, Cornish ice cream and fruit. My ice cream will be around seven tonight when the lunch has had time to digest.

Dreams can seem real Kef, well they do to me, all welcome I always have an extra plate ready in the warmer.

I am up for Camelot as long as I get the kitchen and some serf's to help peel everything. Half a cow on a spit anyone.


Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:17

My Sunday lunch is dead on 13:00, I do the cooking and those invited are told it is on the table at one and only warm after that if the bin is on fire, they get the message. I have automatic clocks that correct the time at two in the morning, not that I wake up and watch, I will be away in my dreams to Dancing the Waltz with Joan in Vienna in a crowded room on an empty floor, boy did we show them. Wish it was still possible.


blueberries plant and heathers in the same pot

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:06

Goathland on the North York's Moors is where I spent a lot of my childhood heather and Bilberries as we knew them grew well together, we harvested the bilberries and I never forgot the taste. The heather got burned off every few years and the bilberries still came. Leave them for now and pot them on alone into a bigger pot another year as I doubt they will fruit this year.


Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:56

Morning Verdun on this lovely warm morning at 08:45 though it will be afternoon where you are "err" I think. New I-pad, nice, don't see the need for me to have one as my new touch screen laptop never leaves the house anyway but enjoy. I am investing in a Kindle to read and I-tunes although I do have I-tunes on here. The Gammon roast is ready to go in the oven once up to room temperature with some good Cornish ice cream when the Grandchildren arrive only the best for them.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:48

Bet you all missed the Elvis programme on ch 9 last night, some good country and western which I love.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 21:49

Caroline for me, Scott has to go even Judy was more entertaining. I am on the point of asking for Bruce back, no I have not taken a turn for the worse, they are annoying me.


Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:21

"what did I say" asks Verdun? What ever it was provided us all with a good giggle, well that is the girls us lads a belly laugh, with the reminder of the months to come we need it.


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