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Latest posts by Palaisglide

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 12:05

Bekkie, Why? how long do you spend in the bathroom? my house plants are where I can see them most of the time, they are meant to be seen plus draughts are plant killers. Then each to their own, Primulas, a pot of Bulbs Hyacinth etc. many supermarkets have small pots of bulbs if you want ready made and the bulbs can go in the garden after flowering, light is the main need for indoor plants and most never get enough so a bathroom window should be OK.

Frank.

Leaf mould

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:48

I would keep it until spring then use it in my potting mix, leaf mould is pure gold not to be squandered as mulch.

Frank.

Greenhouse

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:45

Tobyjack, Tomato's need sunlight to ripen, heat wastes energy, I let mine finish the job themselves as my greenhouse is fully South facing and sheltered too, have eaten the last I think although the skins are tougher than the early ones.

I bubble wrap a part of the greenhouse and stack plants in that bit that do not like frost, a frost free electric fan heater takes care of any very heavy frosts we have. The rest of the greenhouse gets those plants that just need shelter from bitter cold winds we get up here.

Frank.

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:32

Dove, now I know why the bank always put Esquire after my name. David I submitted my reports with the heading "This is how we will proceed" like it or lump it being my attitude.

Over the years it was the influence of my Father, Classical, Light Opera and some Music Hall, Mother was Henry Hall and all things dance music. Learning Piano it was classical unless Dad brought home some operatic sheet music and said Half a Crown when you can play that. I found Strauss Le Harr and many other light music writings, loved them all. We had Film musicals, I still play the music and my Daughters bought me a book of modern musicals (why are they all in five flats I ask). My Daughters went through all the fads so we had to listen to the groups and yes Elvis (I hate those impersonators). The Grandchildren brought the Girl and Boy groups, three chord wonders one and all. To sum up from Chick Henderson the Hartlepool Crooner to Adele, I will listen or play as the mood takes me and quite often the Yamaha gets turned to Organ and you will hear songs of Praise, What ever we do or feel Music is a tonic in all its forms.

Frank

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:08

Pauline, Having seen your messages I have to say I admire people who take a beating get up and recover well, you appear to have done that and although your garden may be small you seem to enjoy it as we all do on here. Make it in your own image remembering it is you who painted the picture. A lovely lady moved out of the road three months ago and her lovely garden went into a skip over the next weeks along with the bathroom and kitchen. It did make me realise we are all unique in our likes or dislikes, my Daughter would change my garden, she says to make it easier to manage, I know what I can do and will not comply with her wishes, my trauma is over I am raring to go into the next year. Upward and onwards Pauline.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:56

Morning David and Star Gaze Lily, your choice of music may be C----rr-ap, or should that be Rap my spelling is wandering as I listen to the Blue Tango and dream of those long years ago when I was Dancing in Hamburg, Tango was all the rage and they loved the way we Brits did it, it will move on to the best Tango of all Jealousy, enjoy your day.

Frank.

SGL I really imagine you as Kathy Kirby, ask David, you will not know her.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:19

Excuse the cadence, I had time to think of you all as I drove the leafy lanes from home to the Garage and then again as they gave me a lift home so here it is, apologies in advance.

Had to take the car for service at break of day

Saw fields of winter barley along the way

Long leafy lanes to the town ring road

And views of the hills across the valley broad

 

The sky was vivid as the sun rose bright

Reds and orange means rain before night

The puffy clouds the changing hues

I enjoyed the drive the changing views

 

A bit like this thread as I read the posts

All of you change like passing ghosts

Strangers in the night flitting by

Shimmering images make us sigh

 

We may never be meant to meet and greet

To know for sure who's sour or sweet

Our imagination is all we know

Let it range free enjoy the show.

Frank.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 20:24

Star Gaze Lily do not be offended, I see you as a cuddly girl who would bring my wallet back and give me a hug.

Runnybeak Start at six feet and after years in the Army came out at five foot eleven and a half, who stole my half inch I ask.

Bekkie, not far off I remember my Dad's long row of Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) and loved them along with his large very old bush of Peony.

The beauty of this thread is I probably saw each and every type depicted on here on my Square and probably reduced them to tears even Verdun, in Civvy Street it was hard but fair, that was from the people not me.

Frank.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 16:35

Got you Star Gaze Lily, You are the one who rushes in when one of us oldies fall over pinches our wallet and does a runner, no not really I am sure  there is a nurse in you somewhere, the ones looking after me in August were lovely girls who would give you a cuddle before sticking needles in you, you like to hand out cuddles that can only mean a lovely disposition. A bookish Librarian with bouffant hair, specs on the end of your nose, the arran jumper or ruffled blouse and tweed skirt with wellies for the long walk over the hill to the lonely library with the one old chap researching history with his eye's closed and loud snore. Or the girl who walks into the local pub and shouts drinks all round, "err" can you tell me the name of your local please?

Frank.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:56

Dear Star Gaze Lily, can I have a clue please? what impression would that be? the six foot handsome chap who can dance a bit sing a bit play various instruments, is a wonderful lover gardener companion cook (my alter ego) or the real me.

Frank.

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