Latest posts by Palaisglide

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 15:26

Stockton the first signs of spring now at last we can get started.


Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 15:24

I take it the new GH will cover the window, will that matter.
White deflects the light yet painting a warmer colour will look odd.
Mine is simply brick so takes in the heat and holds it.
You have plants along the base anyway so a wall would make a good place for pots with probably some cover like a cold frame.
I have to watch the airing of my South facer with extra vents and a fan for frost guard and cooling, easy if you can get electricity as you obviously can.
I would go for the dwarf wall.
Good luck


MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 15:14

Mother child parking I have used as a Granddad of course for one very simple reason, with two young children in a car you can park one on the pavement in front of the shop whilst getting the other little "err" beauty out, it does help to know where they are.
Out on the open car park always seem to me a bit of a battlefield in fact there were times I would have been safer on one, the school run seems to erupt onto those places where they all fight for the places nearest the door when there are a hundred empty spaces a few yards walk away.
They call it busy mother syndrome, I call it the idiot run, they have the most precious people in their weapons of war and do not appear to care about it. No school run in my day we walked and secondary school was a bus ride. My young Grandson now walks to school, he thinks it naff to ride and even on Swimming Baths day will walk to meet the car, I notice his legs are better for it.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 14:55

Awakened today out of bed with a swing
Here in the North the first day of Spring
I know in the south Dafs have been and gone
Mine still to flower to fill my heart with song

Now we can set to and sow the seeds
Tackle the odd cheeky errant weed
Get cracking with fork spade and hoe
Prepare the beds ready to go

The seed boxes settled on sand that is warm
A curtain to cover them keep them from harm
Watch for the first shoots soft and green
Of flower some carrot peas and bean

We in the North with our cold easterly breeze
Learn to sit on our hands and take our ease
It means being patient having to wait
Something to be said for flowering late

When the South are all finished a final flush
Our gardens up North are still verdant and lush
With flowers and Veg beautiful fruit to eat
I come to the conclusion the North can't be beat.




Greenhouse dwarf wall

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 14:31

I have a lean-to green house south facing the brick wall being to the north side. Even with minimum sun that wall takes in heat and gives it back at night, the green house went below freezing for the first time this year and it has been up nearly thirty.
I had a one foot high base wall on the south side as I have gravel beds and glass would have been a problem right to ground level.
You will find your dwarf wall will also take in heat and give it back, will stop accidents with ground level glass and some pots need shade so the wall provides it. Tomato pots behind a wall will stay moist yet the plants get all the light they want so to sum up more ticks for a wall than against, I would have it.
One more thought if you wanted a raised bed in the greenhouse, you already have three sides some wood boarding on the front side and fill it with soil, one raised bed for tomato's or anything you wish, just remember to change some of the soil each future year.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:02

Tina the night is for our plans and dreams
The awakening of nefarious schemes
To cause havoc among law abiding folk
Then say Ok people it was just a joke

The brains works in weird ways
Devising ways to enliven our days
Stuck in a work place with other slaves
Black holes often resembling caves

Where monsters who are power dressed
Stand and watch over the deep depressed
But in your dreams you can overcome
And give them a right kicking up the B@#

A soldier loves the night and darkness Tina, out of sight out of mind.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 22:09

G/G, well done and how to do it let it pour out, I found that going back trying to improve ended in frustration and well disaster so got scrapped.
Figrat again that is how you feel, in fact how we all feel after this long winter and write it from the heart.


MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 17:11

Pentille, that notice says Eat kids free, in the words of a great comic, "do you like kids" "yes but I could not eat a whole one" and how I wished at times.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 17:01

Tina Poet's Laureate have to create to order and on that point I doubt I would even want the job, it has to pour out as did this one after watching SCD.

Dream On.

 Head on pillow perchance to dream
In my head I am setting the lovely scene
Moon like a glitter ball hangs on high
Surrounded by stars in the distant sky.

 The Locarno's and Palais dance halls of old
Those wondrous places all vermilion and gold
Live band with its leader dressed to the nines
Raised baton keeping all in perfect time.

 The announcement is made for the next dance
Look around the hall with questioning glance
There is Karen and Heather Lilia too
Which beautiful Lady is the one for you.

 Looking around you really can't choose
Cherie Lisa Ola Flavia Erin you muse
Smiling you say could I please have this dance
In the back of your mind the thought of romance

 The time passes away as you dance with them all
The New Zealand Heather and Heather Small
With Karen and Lilia Erin Ola you hop
The Samba the Waltz and a bit of bebop.

 The night passes as the sun starts to beam
You awake with a shock it was only a dream
On Saturday night the SCD you view
Forget their partners they are dancing with you.

 I wish, Frank. Not Browning but who cares.


MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:42

G/G, think of the changes in our lifetime, how we all wanted change, it took time but we got there so who says change must stop because we are satisfied.
All the stuff we threw out after the war and the need for new and modern, that stuff we did sling is now worth a fortune because people want it, to them it is twee and up to date?
Town centres are gone unless we get a transport system (Trams) from door to town and back, that would bring the Town centres back to life or move the masses of people they moved from town centres back again, that is happening very slowly, will the shops catch up?
My Grandchildren have far differing needs to us older generations and they will progress into a world we would be lost in, as long as I can live my life out in peace and some tranquility then so be it.

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