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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 18:43

My prediction is the BBC will vanish under a mountain of brickbats from those of us who hate tennis, I would rather watch paint dry. They have just closed down the film on Beeb 1 so both channels are now showing the idiotic game.
why is that wellington boot sticking out of my TV screen???

Disgusted and fed up Frank.

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 15:25

Looks very much like Borage to me although it is a long time since I saw any so could be well wrong.



Posted: 30/06/2012 at 15:18

Jean if a cat sat on my head it would be instantly airborne through a closed window, we do not get on.
Erythronium dens-canis likes organic rich deep soil and hate being waterlogged, not good this summer then. Once set in position in late summer they can be left for years and they do like semi shade. If you do move them wait until the leaves die down and in your case of no leaves showing it may be as well having a look at the bulbs to see if they are showing any life at all.


|Just learned a new trick

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 15:04

Ken, I never peel new potato's but have discovered quite a few uses for my pressure washer besides giving me pristine white paves.
With the long handle the Conservatory roof gets a polish without needing a ladder and it is the full length of the house.
When I removed ivy from the wall after many years I found it difficult to remove those small wisps of root from the brickwork. Holding the pressure pipe at a very narrow angle to the bricks it removed and cleaned the bricks without water logging them, the chap over the road cleaned his bricks with a scrubbing brush and water taking nearly a week, mine took two hours.
Apart from its many uses it keeps the grandkids amused and very wet, I am in the kitchen and can turn the outside tap off before going to get them and clean them up, as I said many uses.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 14:53

Teesside hot muggy and heavy cloud when I went for my paper. We then had a violent rainstorm followed by sunshine which is still with us.
The local nursery has a plant sale on, two for one, never known that happen before things must be tight. They do have own grown and very good plants, I have never had to take any back which I have done at the well known GC's, must admit they always oblige with cash back. Will pay them a visit as I have several empty boxes and pots.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 10:26

Teesside, my side, some blue sky and sunshine, surrounded by cloud which looks a bit like a witches cauldron over "Rain".
Not good a few miles north of us though, road and rail lines cut off, schools closed and power off.
They say a once in a hundred years storm? they are wrong, we had the great darkness at noon way back in the 1980's if I remember right.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 22:18

"Oh dear" Rain, ten miles south that is you got it, ten miles north and up to Newcastle got it, we got a short sharp shower.
It was horrendous up there with flash floods and landslides causing chaos. I never even heard your thunder, a bit of a day all round.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 13:59

I crossed the Tees into much better weather apart from the humidity hitting you like a wall. Did shopping in S&M well that is what I really think of having to shop, came out and it was even hotter just got the boot lid lifted and down it came. All you could hear was the screams of women in summer clothes belting across the car park, too late of course. Took the trolley back well I was wet and drove home along small rivers. Our country lanes rely on ditches which could not take the amount of water falling. It is now fair once more, glad the lawns got finished in time.
yours was worse though Gary.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 10:20

Teesside; lawns cut and bagged up for green-waste who will be here shortly.
All done in warm humid weather and just finished as we had a two minute shower, brightening again now though.
I can see over the valley today although it does look a bit muggy over there, I have to cross the Tees to shop at S&M for the weekend so will see for myself "our Rain" have the tea pot ready.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 22:21

Rain I had to go to Tospots for food and it was so humid on the car park I broke a sweat. We got the sun a bit earlier than you and a sunset. Just put the green bags out as they come early it is sweltering out there.


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