Latest posts by Palaisglide

MOB rants

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 10:46

Fairygirl/Daughter, the one and only reason I use spell check is because it gives me a sense of beaten the b@#@#@# when the box comes up saying "there are no spelling mistakes in your post". The neighbours although detached and out at work this time of day probably hear my yell of "got you you s@~@" as you get older pleasures get simpler. Well that is my excuse!!!


MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:27

Rant, what is the matter with spell check it appears to be talking Chinese.


MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:26

Rant, my lodger dog a Corgy pretending to be a Jack Russel got to my evening paper before I did tonight, picking up the resultant mess I told him his ears would be fried for breakfast should it happen again.
Knowing he was in trouble he hid, then spowly clambered up on the back of my arm chair and licked my ears, I never could stay mad for long.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:17

Sally that is what this thread should be
A message that comes from the heart
Makes you want to shout with glee
Each and every time you make a start
To get out all the tools gloves rubber boots
The job to lovingly devide old plants to take apart
Gently cultivate from seed watch the new born shoots
Listen to the sounds that every garden makes
Whisper of a cooling breeze Rattling dry seed head
The pleasure of seeing birds on ground freshly raked
And joy of sitting with a glass before retiring to bed.


MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:33

My Grandchildren's venture into Rabbit keeping was the usual three months then neglect, Joan who kept and loved rabbits as a child rescued it although their Dad told them Granddad would be eating it once it was fat enough, true if Joan had not threatened to cut off my working parts, I never knew she was a mechanic. That rabbit had a long and lovely life following Joan like a dog and if we were out in the garden would sit between her feet sunning himself, he knew where he was well of.
Various Hamsters Gerbils and other animals came home for school holidays and went back much fitter than they came as did many plants.
Being brought up on a farm where my Uncle would never kill any animal that had given good service I was taught to respect and love them but with our own when the time came to restock the larder I had no qualms at all including rabbits.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:21

We may as well let this drop, it was not a competition only a way of expressing a love for gardening in our own words, my rubbish appears to be frightening some off.
Why do some threads become battle grounds for people to snap at each other, my way if upset is ignore them, unless that is they are in range of a good thump, my attitude changes face to face, being incognito makes some brave it would seem.
Anyway I am out.


Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 23:27

Cement does not set well in cold weather could be best to leave a week, it will warm up, here in the frigid North we have had four days of sun, freezing easterly winds though.
Terracotta should hold the heat in the bricks and feed it back so worth a try.
Good luck send a picture when done.


MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 18:57
Lyn wrote (see)
Plenty of cat deterents for use in your garden cotty.

None work so I got a lttle Westie, that worked a treat. Benji asked what had happened to his snacks when the cats had gone.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:30

"Whoa" let this not become a battleground a place to vent your spleen
It is supposed to be a gentle place for gardeners who are keen
To tell the story of their war with disease bugs and weeds
Not a place to don your armour and mount your battle steeds
If you have problems with some poster who has a right to speak
Then do it in some private place it is messages you seek.


Peony Tree

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 16:18

I have Paeonia officinalis Rubra-Plena, the deep red one, grows around three-four feet high needs to be staked well as if flowers May-June and usually when we have high winds that can knock the large flowers down.
My other ones are Paeonia lutea Chromatella yellow again around three feet or a bit more and also needs staking, I only get half the flowers that I get on the Rubra and much as I love them often wonder if they are worth the space they take up.
Plant them in a spot sheltered fro early sun after a frost but then they need sun the rest of the day so south and west facing is good.
Plant them with the crown just clear of the soil or they may not flower, rake in some bone meal and water in well then once a year mulch with well rotted manure if you can get it or good compost, keep the mulch back off the crown, never cover that and spread it well around the plant.
After flowering I dead head them leave the plant alone until spring, books will say cut back the foliage in Autumn when it dies off I found it a good frost guard for the crown so cut it back as spring arrives, a little late this year. I grew up with a bushy shrub of Rubra that was fifty years old when I was a bairn and still going strong 30n years later, I have a cutting of that plant. A position sheltered from the winds is better for them.

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