Latest posts by Palaisglide

My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:43

Pauline any size garden is a bonus, if you are now free to do as you please fill it go up down where ever and do your own thing. Stand pots on benches grow Veg with flowers but best of all always have a seat to sit and contemplate your own efforts and plan for next year.


Reusing soil thats had tomato blight in it

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:37

I have a box next to the compost heap and put all old soil in there and let it weather, as I fill the compost bin add a small amount of well weathered old soil, it works for me. There has been so much blight around yet I never got any, keeping the greenhouse well aired in all weathers is my way, extra vents and a fan to move the air on still days seem to do the trick.


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:30

I am transmogrified by the descriptions says he 5 foot one high and wide dances in army boots sits all day at the desk in his fifteenth floor flat handing out gardening advice from my books half inched from charity shops. Not true although I did dance in army boots more than once, some of those Church hall floors with rough floorboards and nails sticking up could prove a problem, they even laddered those paint on stockings the girls wore. We cannot all be angelic looking models there are one or two "T" model Fords among us kick the tyres give a wind and we are off, just do not expect us to stop is all. I sit in my hill top cave and survey my garden the North Yorks Moors, free mutton any one and ask on here should I burn the heather or not. Could be true, one or two know different.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:02

Mike, I know exactly how it feels when that huge mill stone is lifted off your shoulders, it felt like walking on air. My news was only a week later from the op and not the long wait you have had, all clear sounded better than the wail of the all clear siren during the war. Upwards and onwards now and good luck.


My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:47

A set of very very very long handled secateurs so I could carry on pruning from the conservatory when those North Easterlies come pounding in from the North Sea. At times they could freeze the boot laces off a brass statue.


PS Busy Lizzy is that all you want him for.

Seed germination

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:41

Lots of different seeds do that Fishy just leave them to it they know what they are doing, might need to be under cover though soon.


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:36

Joking aside, my image of you all is the allotment communal tea cabin, every shape size age and mix of personalities, they all have one common denominator and that is gardening. The potting shed on this forum is that tea cabin where we find those tiny clues that give us an idea of whom we are talking too. Over time we learn to trust those people, get solace when down and big hugs when the manure hits the fan, fun laughter and cake, serious talk and more cake, the occasional tear and more cake, what would we do without cake. I think if we all met by accident somewhere within minutes the common language of gardening would have us all going as if we had been friends for life. As I would tell my friends as I took to the dance floor with Flo, it is not how we look but how we perform. Love you all.



Posted: 22/10/2014 at 22:50

Ruby, now would be my answer having done it and it was a success. Cut down any weak or spindly stems take down the foliage by around a third. Dig out a good root ball and if you can have the new hole ready dug with some grit in the base and some compost dug in. If the hole is not ready then put in a plastic bag and tie to keep the root ball from drying out. I have put them in pots when it will be a while before I can plant them. Once planted water well then in spring prune lightly mulch and feed. Good luck.


Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 19:14

Oh Dear, after those reviews I have to be nice, not really me, the being nice bit I mean. Verdun definitely the one who threw the Thunder flash in the cess pit when  the lads were ruminating on the night before. Beau a fluffy spoilt dog who runs his Mum round in circles with a big grin on its face. Pauline relies on sat nav to navigate and does a lot of wading out of rivers. Star Gaze Lily wears her heart on her sleeve, cuddles strangers much to their astonishment, causes the odd wrong impression. Yvie wishes the kids had never grown beyond school age so she could go to all the outings. Fairy girl Daughter, well what can you say about daughters, contentious stubborn undisciplined, but then my daughters are all little Princesses so disregard previous comments after all it is all virtual imagination.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 14:14

SGL, does a touch of gout get me a hug? I know more like lay off the Port but my cook insists on using it and setting the odd glass down, "err hang on" I am the cook, oops.

Yvie, I do wish people would put their brains into gear before talking to old and vulnerable folks, the person should be taken to task for it.

Saw my Surgeon last week he said I was fitter than him and signed me off, all well that ends well and I bless the NHS and all who sail in her.


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