Latest posts by Palaisglide

Should I risk it or not?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:13

I do not grow Chrysanthemum now because the damp weather in the North East one foot in the North sea caused many viral problems. The best advice is destroy the plants, do not put them in the greenhouse, sprays did not work for me, I dislike them anyway. You could put them in a sheltered spot near a wall or fence and see what happens. As a lad we always had Chrysanthemums for Christmas time but we had a walled garden with its own micro climate, I do not have that luxury and would get rid of diseased plants at the first sign.


Growing grass paths...

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 11:58

Hello Zoomer, saw the post last night and thought about it. grass as with any seed does not need rich soil, imagine sowing your spring seeds part soil part sand part grit, a grass patch needs digging levelling compressing then sowing and raking in and yes now is the time to do it. You would need at least a two foot clear ring around the fruit trees and do not forget the tree roots and grass will fight for water. Most allotments have skinny paths, either wood edges and gravel or you can get one foot by two foot slabs, easily laid and permanent though can be moved if required. Just a thought, as another poster says grass has to be maintained edged and on an allotment weeded, all something to think about when there is never enough time for everything in a garden. Good luck what ever you decide.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:28

The hoover was running to "Tales from the Vienna Woods" much more sedate, the lamb is in the oven just had a good basting so it looks as if I am up and running again, good old NHS.


It's all quite shameful...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:42

Probably David but she was under the impression Gin and Tonic was a medicine.

Welshonion we all went to a very posh restaurant where the waitress made such a fuss of me the family asked it they should leave us to it, "the song Jealousy comes to mind"!


It's all quite shameful...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:28

Well David she has gone up in the world from the drummer to the pianist. Bekkie we have two local clubs who do afternoon tea dances, those in the 70's are classed as youngsters and they are always full. Dancing and music are the way to a long active life so get out there. My Grandchildren 12 and 9 are into ballroom dancing as I was at that age so go for it.


It's all quite shameful...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:01

Your clock must be wrong David, I got her back before midnight but she decided the night was not yet over, some time later she got out of the car singing and I went home in a bedraggled state.


gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 10:11

It will not be past your bedtime next week David unless you have your Horlicks at eight. Saying that the theme tune is so memorable at this moment I cannot even hum it. Must take less pills with my porridge.


Talkback: The best crops for flavour

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:44

Hilary this year I found the tomato's my Dad always grew Ailsa Craig they are not as abundant as Money maker but the taste is as I remembered wonderful still eating the last now. Gardeners delight is a must as the Grandchildren love eating them off the bush. Shirley have more taste than money maker though still not as mouth watering as the Ailsa Craig. Why graft tomato's when a packet of seed gives far more than you need, never tried them and doubt I ever will.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:34

Orchid Lady you should hear the eclectic styles and types of music I play when practicing on the piano, anything goes may be the title of a song but it also describes my selection. I love classics though not all and find many of the 60-70-80 musical styles now becoming classics. Stockton had large immigrant sections from Ireland Scotland and Wales so the parties I played at often included the music of the people which I still play and love. Music has helped my recovery which is now quite rapid, mind it would help if the North Sea weather we are getting would abate whilst the rest of the country has a heat wave. Still sitting in the conservatory with Gold on the radio gazing at the garden and noting all the jobs needing to be done does more good than a thousand pills.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 13:08

Lily David, no not taking it seriously pointing out an alternative way and probably the difference in musical tastes from my time forward. Had one Daughter went mad for the Beatles another thought that old hat and went for the Bay City Rollers, still have the long players. (never play them). Sometime catch the retro music on BBC4, in their early days I would have torn my hair out at the antics and music now think it dated and not very daring after all. Tastes change we all have photo's we thought great at the time and now cringe seeing them, some music is like that then we have last night of the Proms and we Brits let our hair down, where are the modernist's then I ask??

Tongue in cheek Frank.

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