Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:47

HELP, I have just blown David K into orbit, no idea how I did it can I get him back please.


This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 14:20

Pansyface, this is a better controlled site than most, we have places to natter in the Potting Shed and do to great length. Some of us came on this site when the BBC closed theirs down and I for one never regretted it. The area's for gardening questions are well defined and well posted, certainly we get the same questions over and over mainly because some posters do not know how to find the way to previous answers. They would not ask if not worried so we answer with patience, on other sites I have seen some very impatient posts on often asked questions, why? it is important to the one asking who will be put off by a short sharp reply. Just enjoy the peace on this board, other boards are worse than murder ball.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:28

S.G.L. Me to, I would serenade the lads over the Command net when we were bored, the comments were often less than polite, never knew whether it was the voice or the song?


Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:51

Music this morning is wait for it----------Dean Martin--I can hear the gasps of astonishment David but "Kittle old wine drinker me" was my in my cups rendition when each had to do a turn on mess nights. This was usually followed by "The naughty lady of shady lane", even got requests though my voice was more suited to "O sole mio" as I said in our cups anything sounded "err" well OK?

Glorious sunny weather up here int Nor-east, the North sea has retired back out to sea again after some dank dark days. The Ivy is cut back my hedging trimmed and the lawn pristine, not all of it down to Dean though, when the leaf sucker is going you could not hear a bomb burst.


The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:15

Steve, Take another look at all the threads and see how quickly the true gardeners respond to the new people with questions and gently explain. We are not riddled with trolls though the odd person should stop and think before giving an answer, we may have had the same question time after time but those people who ask often do not know how to search the board for previous answers and to them it is important. Patience is needed when asked how things should be done and I for one will not see a genuine question go unanswered, we have a good set of posters who know how to sort out the odd sharp answer so please do not write the board off in a huff.


The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 10:18

"erm yes" As a gardener all my life that is exactly what I tend to do sort of dig stuff up and plant stuff, is there any other way? I would like to know about it if there is. As for Nigel as any Gardener with dogs knows they are the best gardening companions, they dig the holes for you, well my Westy did, keep the cats away my Benji certainly did that, share your sandwiches listen to you moaning about box hedge disease and generally give you a feel good attitude whilst breaking your back double digging. In the Army they called it self inflicted wounds and gardening looked at by a stranger could be seen as that, the hard work in all weathers, Monty is often wet yet still smiles, the frozen fingers in winter I could never work with gloves on and all just to have your own cabbages leeks peas tomato's and fruit, much cheaper in the supermarket so why do we bother I ask? Because it is in our genes to provide and if we get enjoyment out of sitting and looking at our always unfinished labours then that is a bonus.

I love GW Monty and Nigel "oh and box hedges" no accounting for taste is there.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 22:44

Well it happened Gregg went thank goodness, I suppose £25,000 for around four weeks work looks good even to a millionaire. On top of that he gets to hold a beautiful girl for several hours each day, I would sign up myself.


Advice for novice?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:22

My advice would be do little at the moment, see what comes through the winter, there could be winter flowering bushes bulbs early spring plants which suddenly appear, in other words you could do more harm than good. Look through charity shops you will find many gardening books often never been opened RHS encyclopaedia of gardening would be ideal plus one on the identification of plants. You do not have to prune in Autumn unless a shrub is too top heavy and being battered by the wind Spring is quite normal for most things. You can identify Roses and take them down around a third then prune properly in Spring.

The Veg Patch will be OK to over winter if it has been dug over then in spring weed and rake a bit at a time and sow the seed or plants you wish to grow, frost helps break down clods and you can take out any obvious weeds by hand now, consider grass a weed in a Veg plot. Take your time, little and often rather than a back breaking make over in one go and most of all enjoy learning and gardening, we all started from where you are, do not be afraid to come on here asking and telling us how it is going we love to keep up.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:03

Err cannot dance what shall we do? Aliona bake a cake, Gregg ! Cannot cook I am a green grocer ! Aliona OK you prance about like a gooseberry at the Cheddar Strawberry fair, I will get the cake says she with a demonic look in her eye. I know we will do Craig, Floor manager, you do and we will turn Master Chef into Dancer Chef be warned. Some idiot, I know stick your slobbering chops in it at the end of the farce and they will all want a bit. They discover the Strawberries are sprouts painted red. Goodnight children everywhere, do not have nightmares after watching this.


loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:49

Kathy Kirby died around four years ago, I saw her several times in the local night club and she really could sing.


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