Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 10:08

Bark mulch takes nitrogen out of the soil and plants need nitrogen, it is best put down in spring when the soil has warmed up. Bark is a weed depressant and tidies the look of the bed, it will in time rot down and slightly enhance the soil, I never use bark. Normal soil enhancer compost would be dragged down by the worms and feed the plants gently when they wake up again in spring  As said above there are many differing ideas on mulch, I do what I found over many years works well.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 09:56

A bright day yet again, one short sharp frost that put paid to the last flowerings, the garden as I look out appears to be settling at last into its winter rest period. My Music as I write and remember Joan's favourite places, "Tales of the Vienna woods" wonderful experiences in a wonderful Country and indeed wonderful music.

My relaxation time will be short and sweet, a full day ahead what with a flurry of birthdays then Christmas my feet have been red hot, it seems years since I was flat on my back in August, time and "music" heals all ills.


Technical problem

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 15:47

Now on new I-pad, was having problems now they seem to be cured, the laptop is only a year old so do not know why it should be different.


It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 14:02

Heard of Santa Monica, think I used to Tango with her, "oh" and Santa Lucia, they would fight over me but "Santa Claus"???? Now Father Christmas yes, he comes down my chimney every year which is very queer as I do not have one. Right now I am mad upset red with fury!!!! Who the heck eats the mince pie the carrot and drinks my fine Scottish Lock Water?? Saying that he does leave after shave that brings me out in a rash, fancy soaps on string that get hung in the garage, I think the mice eat them, diaries and calendars pens and pads, is that a hint I do not write to Father Christmas, "oh" I forgot the over sized jumper scarf and bobble hat, the socks with multi coloured messages on them? who reads socks I ask.

OK I do not have to cook the Christmas lunch as I will be with family and grandchildren having a lovely time and we will thank Father Christmas for all his lovely presents, now where did I put the mince pie and carrots.


New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:11

After much thought, consulting the Oracle and looking into Chrystal balls a resolution has been made.

Concrete it all over paint it green and erect tall fences with beautifully hand painted back drops of colourful country and woodland scenes. Fill the borders with every kind of plastic flower and plant I can find a glass pond with plastic ducks and a silver foil fountain. An old searchlight on the garage roof, problem there the garage is to the North of the garden so my sunrise and sunset will be a### about face. A raised glass roof with a rotary lamp casting shadows of fluffy white clouds drifting over me as I sit with a fan heater behind my chair blowing warm air around my derriere and a glass of something warming in my hand, listening to songs of my youth and memories of dancing the night away. Well we can all dream can we not?


New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:49

Fairygirl Daughter, I have told you language!!!! "We are somewhat reduced in energy with over exertion" is much better than "bonus knockered" that is Spanish for what you said. You are correct the 31st of December for resolutions not the 1st.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:08

It is the old question, is it a show or a dance competition? The BBC make a show of it for those millions of people who never found the joy of Ballroom dancing, those wonderful nights in the Hammersmith or Locarno's not to mention the Blackpool Tower, club dancing or dancing round your hand bag and that was only the men, does not give an insight in to two people flowing round a room in complete harmony hence the extras, eye candy.

Mark had only a few hours practice because of his day job and Karen had to make it simple she is a good choreographer normally, the Salsa was never one of my dances it was sit out time for me, Latin was Tango, slow or fast, Rumba and Paso, the jive was for the kids penned into the corners of the hall, did it on the odd occasion and not good at it. Jake or Mark next week and then the dancing begins though if anything like other years more Gymnastics than dance. Some may not like Caroline the person but boy can she dance, I would have loved to dance with her in my hay day, long gone now.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 14:58

Indeed Lovely David I played that on a small two manual pipe organ in a small church, the sound could well have been a Compton Cinema organ, it is the setting that maketh the sound.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:07

What a night, Caroline "Wow" spectacular, Simon definitely but then I am a waltz man far more difficult than it looks. All very good although Jake and Sunetra are at the end of their lines Jake hit the buffers last night a very weird mix neither one or the other. Did do some Greek dancing the first time at a Greek wedding in Cyprus many years ago, it was all a bit like the Palais Glide where each man stepped out and did a macho solo and not a single plate got broken so have no idea where that came from, probably a touristy thingee.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:10

Edd, Lily, That would be Middlebrough then over the river from me, we ate a lot of his ice cream when kids, well his Dad's then. Not the only good thing to come out of Teesside, the secret sanctuary people do not want to come to then when they come do not want to leave.


Discussions started by Palaisglide

You are so lucky.

The area we live in. 
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It needs to be said

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New computer

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Strictly 2016

Show or Dance? 
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Home at last after a NHS holiday 
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A Senior Moment.

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A grand Auld Lad.

Not me Max the dog. 
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The established Garden.

Who needs change 
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How old are your gardens

The real question how old are your plants 
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Ailsa Craig and free strawberries

Grew up with them then could not get them 
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Poetry Thread

Describe your garden, your thoughts, in verse. 
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Get Rid of your Lawns

The wrod according to Bob Flowerdew. 
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Not all bad news in the garden

Some of the plants seem to love this weather? 
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