Latest posts by Palaisglide

Electrics in a Greenhouse

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 13:13

I have armoured cable from the house to the garage and to a modern circuit breaker safety box. My greenhouse is a lean to on the garage wall so straight through the wall and connected to the heated sand bed plus a fan for heating or cooling. I have the plugs inside the garage as the safest way to operate and it has worked well for years.



Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:24

"N" it is nitrogen they put in those bags to stop oxidisation, inert, odourless, tasteless and supresses the Oxygen which causes the rapid deterioration of food stuff. One problem the second you open the packet the food will degenerate more rapidly. Cheese I love in everything though cheesy mash must be a favourite and I grate as I need, if it is blocking the grater then there is something wrong with the cheese, it is not meant to be kept in the fridge but we all do it.

Just got my eye's back after Retinal screening and of course an early start with snow on the ground well frozen, Daughter took me as you cannot drive after they flash you, or should I put that another way, such as shatter your eye balls with an atomic explosion.

WUM? what wum was that, read right through cannot spot it.



Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:33

Dove the crackling vanished, I was smacking fingers with a spoon it did not stop them.

LesleyK I got goose bumps reading that, a very long time since I put anyone in the mood!!! The pork was from the local butcher hung meat and so tender it vanished, one sandwich tomorrow will be it. Leeks Carrots Cabbage Parsnips Roasty's and Yorkshires stuffing got a bit well done though that vanished. Oh well happy faces as they disappeared into the snow, it really means it now, I am minding little sonny from next door a Jack Russell Corgy cross sitting there looking as if he owned the place a cheeky smile on his face, he is trying to wheedle my tomorrows sandwich meat out of the fridge, no chance.



Posted: 18/01/2015 at 10:24

Morning all, snow today and still snowing, lowering clouds, can barely see to the end of the road though a real Christmas card scene. The bushes and trees on the front covered with snow, no sign of birds though the feeder is full and the water de-iced.

Pork and stuffing today all the trimmings it will be served at 13: 00 any late comers hard luck.


Regular contributers.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:27

Cowslip, you can discuss all those subjects on this board and more yet you never seem to indulge, may I ask why?



Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:15

Morning all, I really hate doing this, it is sunny and bright yes again no ice temp 4c and the Hills once more a golden glow. Now look I do not want you all packing and rushing up to this industrial heart land, which in actuality is well hidden and compensated with the lovely coast moors hills and forests, you will need a passport and a gun as we at times need to keep those Scot's in their place.

That is my girl Fairygirl look back in anger look forward with hope, my glass is always on the up, no point in crying over spilt milk so get on with it. I will start reading seed packets after we have had our turn at winter usually Feb, March.

Lunch today with daughter getting ready for a world cruise by the time they set off they will be too tired organising things to go and will need a month to recover. She wanted me to go, done that we called them troop ships.


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Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:00

Buttercup, no reason not to use a tyre planter, they can be painted or covered with bedding plants whilst using them to grow veg or what ever. They are deep enough, you can even stack them, will drain well and probably far better for herbs than those costly boxes.

Go on one of the other threads with the questions, they will always get answered or chat on Forkers, saying that apart from chocolate, cake, wine, I often have no idea what they are on about.

I too was on the old board and still in touch with some on e-mail, I was Remefrank then, we had some good fun.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:51

KEF, no TV when I was a lad so no advert tunes for the girls to bowdlerise when they were skipping for hours they went through the local folk songs, " She's a big lass and a bonnie lass and she likes her beer, they call her Cushy Butterfield and I wish she were here". You can imagine the verses to that chorus. 

We had singing lessons in school back then and each school had it own choir, I sang solo "Ombre my fu" at the parents meetings until my voice broke, it turned into not to bad a Tenor until it was broken again yelling orders on the parade ground, my Sister once said it turned into a lovely brown voice "err what" well the colour may have been right?

What was the flake advert then?



Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:37

Morning all, lovely sunny morning again some breeze clear sky no frost or snow, the hills are a golden haze in the distance bursting into song; "Oh what a beautiful morning oh what a beautiful day, I have this wonderful feeling every things going my way" remove needle from cracked record and give ears a rest.

Tax returns? what are they? I am taxed at source and will be until I go, what really hurts is my DHSS pension is classed as unearned income? WHAT, I earned every penny of it.


Privacy Issue

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 14:36

How much privacy do you want? you could do quite a good job by adding Trellis to the existing fence with its own supports then grow climbing plants up it, a mix of plants would give you privacy in the months you would sit out which with luck would be six months of the year. You would not need to lift it much to stop people peering over the fence, if you were sitting or laying down you would be out of the eye line. Take a batten or some cardboard out of the garden and raise it until you get a level when seated you are not in sight.

Anything you do will not be cheap, hedging needs maintenance, the higher the fencing the more prone to blowing down in a wind, once saw fifty feet of new fencing just disintegrate in a gust of wind whilst walking the dog. It needs thinking about and at what cost do you put privacy. Two sides of my garden are four foot board fences as we talk to the neighbours, the north side a six foot fence to keep the north wind out and the front open plan,  I can sit in the sun and cogitate with only a couple of neighbours to see me if they wish to. Depends really on what you can afford, brick walls are definitely the best way.


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