Latest posts by Palaisglide

MOB rants

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:09

Fairygirl?Daughter, of course I do not shout at the TV that would be daft, there is no thought behind some of those vapid programmes so what is the point. Spell check someone has worked on it thinking we are all idiots, I like to prove them wrong then give myself a cheer, odd? what is odd about that?
When you have sat in a conference for a plant shut down listening to the Graduate Engineers come up with weird and wonderful solutions experience tells you will not work, you do enjoy coming up with the easy solution and watching their faces.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:53

Stockton sunny and bright, still that nip in the air from the easterly wind though.


MOB rants

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:51

G/G, I hope you did not flood them when you got them home, damping the soil or fibre with tepid water and letting the bulb slowly recover is the way to go says he who rescues Daughters bulbs on a weekly basis.
I saw people in the S/Market yesterday buying well over the top plants though some one had watered them, I was thinking I hope you are buying them for next year and not to throw out when the flower drops in a couple of days.
We have very good garden centres around us and a couple of first class nurseries just up the lane why buy in supermarkets I ask?


itchy fingers

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:39

Darren if it were me I would drop them into a nursery bed clearly marked and let them grow some root then in Autumn lift them and plant them in the position you want them to be.
If you do not have a nursery bed then deep pots will do and then the same come Autumn.
Some may leaf up and even flower but do not expect much for a year.


MOB rants

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 10:46

Fairygirl/Daughter, the one and only reason I use spell check is because it gives me a sense of beaten the b@#@#@# when the box comes up saying "there are no spelling mistakes in your post". The neighbours although detached and out at work this time of day probably hear my yell of "got you you s@~@" as you get older pleasures get simpler. Well that is my excuse!!!


MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:27

Rant, what is the matter with spell check it appears to be talking Chinese.


MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:26

Rant, my lodger dog a Corgy pretending to be a Jack Russel got to my evening paper before I did tonight, picking up the resultant mess I told him his ears would be fried for breakfast should it happen again.
Knowing he was in trouble he hid, then spowly clambered up on the back of my arm chair and licked my ears, I never could stay mad for long.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:17

Sally that is what this thread should be
A message that comes from the heart
Makes you want to shout with glee
Each and every time you make a start
To get out all the tools gloves rubber boots
The job to lovingly devide old plants to take apart
Gently cultivate from seed watch the new born shoots
Listen to the sounds that every garden makes
Whisper of a cooling breeze Rattling dry seed head
The pleasure of seeing birds on ground freshly raked
And joy of sitting with a glass before retiring to bed.


MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:33

My Grandchildren's venture into Rabbit keeping was the usual three months then neglect, Joan who kept and loved rabbits as a child rescued it although their Dad told them Granddad would be eating it once it was fat enough, true if Joan had not threatened to cut off my working parts, I never knew she was a mechanic. That rabbit had a long and lovely life following Joan like a dog and if we were out in the garden would sit between her feet sunning himself, he knew where he was well of.
Various Hamsters Gerbils and other animals came home for school holidays and went back much fitter than they came as did many plants.
Being brought up on a farm where my Uncle would never kill any animal that had given good service I was taught to respect and love them but with our own when the time came to restock the larder I had no qualms at all including rabbits.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:21

We may as well let this drop, it was not a competition only a way of expressing a love for gardening in our own words, my rubbish appears to be frightening some off.
Why do some threads become battle grounds for people to snap at each other, my way if upset is ignore them, unless that is they are in range of a good thump, my attitude changes face to face, being incognito makes some brave it would seem.
Anyway I am out.


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