Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly 2014

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:20

I saw Strictly take two last night, why does it need be so manic? my very all time favourite Karen was in agreement with me that Caroline and Pasha are the team to watch, I did have a query what if anything did Julie and Anton say last night? it appeared to be all, buts yes well maybe and no content, would Anton have been as tongue tied had he got the presenting job I ask?


Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 14:28

H.G. What exactly did you shred? too much of any one layer will retard the heap it needs to be mixed. Uncooked kitchen waste and weeds will do nicely try mixing in shredded paper cardboard and grass cuttings though not too much of the latter at a time. Use the chicken droppings with some straw and sparingly with the droppings too much will kill off the good enzymes and worms, deadly stuff in its raw state. You could bag some of the shredding's and put them out of the way do not forget to stab some holes in the bag with a fork and store until you have more room on your heap.

Some would say spread it around plants though any disease that was in what ever you shredded would not then be killed off, If I do not know what is in there it goes through the composting bins.


Recording the weather in your garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 14:09

There is not much point in keeping records in my part of the North East, surrounded on three sides by rolling hills and fourth by the North Sea the weather does its own thing. We just had 10 days of miserable weather when everyone else had a heat wave, end of August we had the heat wave whilst others got the floods. Brought up on Farms and walled gardens it was always obvious to me that every place had micro- climates. My Father believed in hot boxes so each year the box would be assembled the manure added when up to heat plant. One year it did not come out, why I asked, we will have a warm spring no need, (It was a  walled garden as I said) how do you know I asked, the lone bumble bees are up and about the birds are getting ready to nest and look at the trees budding up. He had been brought up in an era when people took note of nature, he knew every plant as we walked down the old mill lane, named every tree, he did not need notes he read his surroundings like a book.  I could never lace his boots as a gardener, could any of us do that now, doubt it.


Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:03

Sorry Dove never did do as I was told so do it in a different way. Take the hedge trimmer to the top half straight across clean up the area and leave for spring. Prune as normal in spring as I have done for the last twenty years and always a good show, but then I grow them for me not for the local garden show.

A neighbour spends hours pruning titivating wrapping covering and generally wet nursing his roses to put three in a vase at the show and come second?? Why Bother I ask? He has belaboured my ears many times on the correct way of doing it so how come I have two lovely flushes of roses on most bushes every year and he does not?

The mind boggles, Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:50

David I am learning now that when you put a lead to U-tube it will be an affliction on the ears so in Army terms I PUFO.

Which means Pack up and fall out I think.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:20

And so it came to pass, the outstanding three to me were Frankie (with that name she has to be good), Simon, and Alison, put them together with Caroline and Pixie we should have the winning line up. What happened to Ola she had a make up disaster and Steve her partner grimaced like an ape all the way through the dance. I love Aliona, her faced showed it all Greg looked as if he was shelling peas, Mark was good but Miss whiplash Karen would account for that, not one to cross our Karen, Mrs Brown like the programme should be banned.

I look forward to getting some of them off, there are cabbages and kings or Queens, please get rid of the cabbages.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 13:46

With you David on X Factor painful to watch the sob stories which when you read the papers are mainly fabricated, I do not think peoples agony entertaining, must feel good to be a judge though, £900,000 to break some wanabe's heart. Choice is in our own hands, my mate bought a new BSA Gold Star and drooled over it, I bought a BSA bog standard spring heel and drove up and down from Aldershot to Teesside and back every weekend for the six month winter period I was on a course at the time. The Gold star if it was lucky went the ten miles to Redcar and back now and then. I loved Dancing from an early age still do though strictly is better once the winnowing is over and we get down to the seeds.

Tomorrow it will be "Our Girl" cannot stand Downton, vive le difference.



Strictly 2014

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:58

Strictly Boring? well yes, they go round and round spin a bit and first past the post? Whoa up!!! is that not what F1, and any road race does? You may get an exciting pass or smash but most of the two hours is boring.

With dancing you get the Music lights and spectacle, if you know what you are looking at, I watch the feet you see the technical side and it is obvious who has had dance training. Darcy is the Rose among the thorns and I also said what the h### did she do to her hair. At least those who do not like Strictly have X factor tonight "err" "err" no comment.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 00:04

David!!!!! Frank does? Lily doesn't? what I ask??? I am recovering, some things are just a memory as yet though tonight did wake them up, my feet I mean wanting to get up take Caroline in my arms and swing her round the room, it's OK it soon faded but the future is bright. Loved the band and singers, thought the bagpipes a good idea, roll on tomorrow.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 23:54

Caroline and Pasha did it for me followed by Pixie and Trent the first two being more Ballroom. I still think Judie will get over her nerves and move up, Jake let the actor take over and tried too hard to be hard if you see what I mean, I had him down as slightly wooden but then it is only my opinion. Let us see what the other lot do.


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