Latest posts by Palaisglide

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:28

True Obelixx, I think Monty was pushed into the position though, I have some of his books and he never claimed to be the expert in fact says he did learn much from his travels. In the opening Speel on my few minutes of fame with a couple more, you would have thought us experts on the subject we were not, we each told it as we saw it at the time and how we felt, discussing it later we all thought it over the top and not our doing, I wonder how Monty feels sometimes.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:20

Hello Joyce we had two lovely bright days as well but it seems to cloud in during late afternoon. With Rising ground either side it seems to channel down the Tees Valley from the Dales. There must be a hole in the Pennine Chain, I think I will go brick it up, quite dull now.


New turf in august now hardly growing

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:13

Obelixx is correct, grass will barely be growing as yet, it will shoot away as soon as we get some April sun on it. The graded soil and seeding will help though may need more than one application but remember where you seed running a mower over it before it is properly rooted will pull it out. I always cut the first cut by hand on new seeding, hard work but worth it. If in April you do use feed and weed do not put any on the new seeded bits, remember with that kind of treatment less is better. It would well be best to wait until the new seedings are well established before weed and feed but water it in well, a hose pipe not a watering can and a couple of days running to make sure it got well soaked in.


Planting in shade

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:02

Raisin girl, I did that on a North Facing wall, the tree was perfect the fruit plentiful and lush but we hardly got any, Birds. I netted it when the fruit was due fine mesh top to base, the blighters got in, next year double meshed it, watched the fruit ripen to perfection and next morning Starlings had decimated it, gave up and let them have it after that then took it out later

Rambling Roses or Clematis will do well on that fence, the flowers will find the top of the fence for any sunshine but that will not matter. There are plenty of plants that like shade, look at shady plants on Google.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:50

Stockton on the lovely River Tees, for those who have no idea where this is between the Humber and the Wear next one before the Tyne, I would write a song about the Fog on it although I think it has been done, probably to death?

Sitting in lovely warm sunshine eating my Ham and Pease Pudding sandwich when from the West came a gust of cool wind and the clouds appeared. I always said they did not build the Pennine chain high enough. Retired to lovely warm Conservatory gazing out at my flowering Pieris with its shower of lovely white flowers, The Daffodils and early Blue bells making a nice backdrop, I do believe Spring has arrived in our North Eastern land. Expect the Vikings any day now. "Oh heck as like" it is getting darker, may have called Spring too early yet again.


Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:34

I do suppose thinking about it, all us people who never made a mistake in our lives (pause for long belly laughs) cannot understand some one trying to do his job to the best of his ability being hassled and harried by a diverse crew each wishing to shine in his her own light sometimes getting it wrong.  a long day, camera people more interested in what the dogs are up, I did notice they cut to a dog when Monty was speaking, trying to stick to e pre-ordained script , things are bound to get missed and the people who cut and splice the finished half hour would not notice as they do not have to be gardeners, just make a pleasant half hour that will keep the Audience half asleep. Of course there will always be the eagle eyed among us who spot the deliberate mistake, (here I must admit I missed it), the rest of the vast number of viewers probably just saw, dig a hole drop it in and water, as I admit I did apart from thinking that is in the wrong place I would not have put it there but "hey" that is me. BBC make some right bloomers in News and Educational programmes, last weeks chaos being for me a huge mistake all round from the news point of view, then we are all different. At least we are not in a huge muddy field with a Presenter who did not look after his tools or water in, well it was muddy, or use it to the utmost as they could well have done. OK I will get my coat.


Just need to vent...

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:39

Clueless, and yet there are people who wish for independence thinking it will make things better. More Politicians more Autocratic Government less money. In my experience this makes things worse not better, Collectively we thrive, split there is not enough good stuff to go round and the pigs with feet in the trough get first hack at it. Yes a very mad world.


Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 11:00

Obelixx, they are tied to a tight schedule, they are having to take weather into consideration, and the Gardener I referred to was also in his own garden and made no secret out of showing his thoughts when guest gardeners appeared to plant in his garden. I would bet all of that came out. He said once, he got sick of pushing a spade into the ground many times whilst camera angles were altered and then finally he would get a hole dug, not as we would dig one straight in and out. When I was contacted they told me a Crew would arrive from London would spend one day with me?? One day it will only take half an hour to tell the story!!!! I wondered why the Lady on the phone laughed, It took them five and a half hours in two close together locations, they still wanted some more until my Daughter chipped in, "he is cold Hungry and fed up" the Director said enough, the camera man argued, the presenter asked me for a little more on tape, so we went back to the house and grasping a pie and pint of tea most of what was said then was dubbed onto the original tape. Working on a TV documentary is not easy plus I was not getting paid.


Just need to vent...

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:37

Clueless, I should have explained the person I spoke of was not in Ireland, the shoot on sight poster was in a Desert in a country that if you say its original name on here the post disappears, I was never in Ireland although we did train for Street fighting at one time. It is a complicated mad world. As to would a Squaddie understand it, they do understand a lot more than the people who send them off into the bad places. We knew we would change nothing, often were on the side of the opposition but carried out orders for an easy life, the people who you use as an example should not be the Squaddies but the politicians and they question would be "How will they change this to suit their own ends"?


People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:20

I pass. There are members who once posted a lot who have stopped, some I know had other problems taking them away from the board, some like me had a long period of illness and could not participate, some just get bored. What ever the reason the Board is here to help Gardeners with problems not for internal cage fighting. We are not dragooned into joining, can leave at anytime for whatever reason, it appears when you do stop posting the world of GW goes on its merry way hardly missing you at all, "thats Life" hello goodby carry on as normal.


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