Latest posts by Palaisglide

daffs gone blind

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 23:11

Nutcutlet, I lift mine after flowering and put them in a sheltered nursery bed or pots to feed the bulbs, remove the dead heads. If they have been in a long time and are doing nothing then you have nothing to lose in lifting them and easing them into pots or a bed to let them take some nourishment, a place that gets a couple of hours sun a day will do.
When the foliage has gone then lift them clean them and dry them for the Autumn. When you replant them give them some room and a place where they will get some sun.
Hope this helps although some would say bin them and start with fresh, I always try the recovery rout first.


MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:58

Fairygirl I got a load of visitors just as Paul was coming on and in our house the TV goes off when people come.
Ginger cake, Ginger bread, Parkin I love them all honest to goodness cakes but Carrot cake?? what kind of goat in sheep's clothing is that, not honest ginger as they hide it with spices, soft soggy and over sugared, leaves a yucky taste in the mouth and the icing should be used to grease car springs.
Chili for tea?? Raw or in something??


MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:48

G/G know your place! Women are supposed to be "err" how can I put this? well not quite as quick at problem solving as their sup-- spers--- superiors I think is the word, be not ashamed you did come second and according to my old school motto "Playing the game is more important than winning" what a load of old tosh, I play to win.
It is not an unkind act it is the way of life, get used to it.


MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:25

Dmball, go to your name at the very top of the page and click on then go to My Posts you will see your every comment.
Egypt? Never mind the flies, the heat, the scorpions, the ants and the "Kite Hawks" not what we called them that would snatch your meal from the mess tin in nanoseconds. Shortage of water, dry rations and going everywhere in an oven set at max temp called an armoured vehicle.
You can keep the place give me little old Britain any day freezing the door knockers off or not.

G/G Any relation to Pinocchio then?


MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:17

Fairy Girl, my recipe for Carrot cake is bin the ingredients and do not bother, had this rant before see no need to add carrots or what difference it makes. I can make light or heavy ginger cakes and enjoy them without the use of a carrot, if I could find who invented it I know what I would do with the carrot.
G/G, with my fingers I could play you a Nocturne a Concerto or I Do it my way without any problem. Give me a touch phone or one of those I-paddy thingees and I could make the phone disappear never mind what is on the screen. Daughter will say look at this Dad hand it over and bang it is gone, I will stick to my steam powered laptop thank-you.
Untidiness, my answer was get them in the forces and now you should see their places, spotless everything in place, the problem being when the grandchildren come here I have to tell them it is OK to have their toys on the floor, no rules here and they love it, and guess what they clean up before leaving but had fun in-between.


Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 15:48

As an old gardener always had a greenhouse and tried them all nothing will give you more than a frost guard.
Paraffin is costly gives off moisture and needs constant attention if you do not wish to find all your glass black with smoke.
A gas heater costly gives off some moisture although will not be as bad as Paraffin.
None of those will ever pay their way, while you are eating your £1 per carrot salad the shops will be selling them by the bag full.
My Father built a stove to burn rubbish outside the greenhouse with large pipes running through it worked well and cost nothing H&S plus green laws would frown on that now.
I have a South Facing Wall Mounted GH now and ran electricity to it. The wall on even sunless days takes in heat and gives it back at night.
A Sand-bed with warming cables and thermostat with shelving above allows for seeds to be sown and then put on the shelves with a bubble wrap curtain around that section, add a Fan Heater with Frost guard and that does nicely.
Saying all that over the last three months here in the Northeast none of them have been switched on yet and will not be until we have more light, very important and the outside temperature raises above freezing, at the moment it is minus 2.
You will do your own thing and find the cost prohibitive depending where you live I would say let nature do it naturally.


MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 15:25

Mobile B@#@##@ phones, I had a house full Saturday all talking and comparing the latest black-bush or co2 or whatever they are called, Mine is only £35 a month and a free phone?? no it is not free you are paying for it.
Mine only costs £17 a month? yes but how much did you pay for the phone.
Well mine a bargain buy shell phone six years ago for £26 pay as you go last year cost me £20 I top up £10 and get £10 free plus they text me every week to top up again for more free time, I have not used last years yet. The beauity being in Scotland mine was the only phone getting a signal in some places, the fancy ones were useless.
Today I had another house full, a daughters birthday and again phones going every five minutes, it is a wonder she had time to blow out the candles on guess what? A b@@###@@ carrot cake, I managed to force some down and smile yuck.
I love my family although at times I feel like rolling out the barbed wire and erecting the Ikea machine gun post then fighting them off, saying that by the time I erected an Ikea guard post I would probably have been invaded.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 10:45

Maud that was what I was going to ask, I have to put glasses on to read it.

Stockton "err" well no change so I will not bother.
Sandbed still off, no point in sowing until it warms up and that east wind is frigid.


MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 10:40

Derek, the heads was a Navy term originally a small platform with if you were lucky a bit of canvas hung over the Bows of the ship, it was situated in the Heads and I imagine lead to a lot of constipation.
The army called the holes in the ground behind the camp Heads as some had a wooden log to sit on some were squat but not after drinking and the odd one or two had some canvas around them. If there was a rush it was a toss up heads you got a seat and canvas to put your tail on, tails it was let it all hang out. Being modest in the forces was not the way to go, says he who dived into the Suez Canal starkers at the narrowest part in front of a bus full of Waaf's fifty odd yards across on the other side. My excuse was i did not see them but boy it raised a cheer.
Fairygirl Scran was an old Geordie word for food which I would assume came from over the border the number of times those blokes in skirts came our way, as with many words in our language in these parts possibly Nordic as we are supposed to be mainly Viking stock.


MOB rants

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 23:37

Good job you lot do not live in my neck of the woods everything is nautical, the floor is the deck, living room main deck, upstairs upper deck if we are up we go below decks. We go aft and fora rd, port and starboard and often in our cups roll in the scuppers. "Oh dad is in the engine room" the kitchen, "Hannah do you want the heads" toilet if daughter is taking me out I get told wear your tiddly suit and we eat scran.
When they brought starngers from sounth of the Tees home they thought we were from Mars, not our fault if they do not talk properly.
I ask why "Train Station" in my day it was the Railway Station we left from and came back to, the Bus Station was always the Terminus and the spell check does not know its ears from its elbows, well that is my way of putting it.


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