Latest posts by Palaisglide

Lily of the valley - invading from the other side of the fence

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 11:59

BBS, Who said gardening was easy so some hard work needed. get a decent sized riddle from somewhere and dig all the area passing each spade full through and shake out the soil. The bulbs are shallow rooted so this way you should get most, the few that are left can be raked out as they flower that way you know where they are.

You can get membrane for sinking down dividing fences, nail the top edge to the fence dig a trench and bury the membrane in with some gravel or bricks to hold the bottom down when you throw the soil back in the trench. If you have some old pavings they can be sunk at the base of fences as I did when couch grass started to come through from next door, it worked. Hope this helps,


Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 09:36

No matter what SCD becomes I would suppose we dancers will watch, sometimes in horror and at times in fascination and even joy as some real dancing happens? As the only alternative is some XYZ dog and pony show on the other side I would rather go blind than watch that leaves dark sultry Nordic murder where the good guy's are worse than the baddies. What ever happened to the family Saturday night I ask? The Zoe show I watched last night or part of it has become nothing but a love in so that is another part I will miss out, "Oh well" there is always children TV they say we go back to childhood as we get older, I would not mind a second one, cricket on the village green, roller skates, now where did I put that top and whip??


Strictly is back!

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 15:11

Obelixx I do know I get annoyed when the object of the competition i.e. dancing is degraded by the people watching not getting that point, it is after all a dance competition no matter what the programmers think it is. The Saturday night event outshone ITV so it proves that dancers are not really turned off, I may carp on but will watch it to the bitter end. I do know you like to see the footwork as I do that is after all what dancing is about and thank goodness we have a judge who like Len watches out for it, the other three just look at the overall picture and not the work that makes that picture. Anyway the GBP will put the kibosh on it no matter what we think.

I lived some History Obelixx and it amazes me how people who were not there are let loose to give opinions often wrong on events we saw. Having seen some of the reports written after the event in unit Diaries I often wonder if I was even there.


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Strictly is back!

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 13:38

So that is it then, forget the dancing just take into account your liking of the personage, probably why you did not see very much of the foot work Saturday. Aston and Janette were the best dancers on the night with Debbie a close second still next week the GPB get to vote so expect any dancing skills will be undermined by likes and or dislike of the person. Oh well back to the History programmes then.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 21:30

Congratulations, the sound people got it right this time, the singers and orchestra sounded good. I spotted a 50 gallon drum and some packing cases also a harp on a cloud, why? I did pray for divine intervention at one period, there was no intervention and it was not divine. What happened to the judges have they been on a course "how to make people love you" I wonder.

There was some dancing in there roll on next week.


Monty Don books

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 13:35

All TV Programmes follow the same lines these days and that is to entertain those who have little knowledge of what they are watching, SCD is one of those which went from correct forms of dancing to light, (very light) entertainment. I have watched gardening programmes from the gardener being in his best suit collar and tie wielding a spade to Monty. Those old time gardeners had learned from their fathers as i learned from mine it was essential to provide food for the family, lawns were to play bowls on at the club the ground could be used more efficiently. I have by watching Monty and reading his books learned things I did not know as I have off other presenters of GW, probably more so because dad's motto was "if you cannot eat it or sell it do not grow it" at that time that was the attitude of all gardeners.

As an Engineer I had a technical library for reference that gave me every bolt and washer of any machine I worked on, the same with gardening I get my many RHS books out if I need to know a procedure in gardening not seen before, as I suspect many writing on here do, and why not it is why we have those books in the first place. For correct information get the books out, to nose into other peoples gardens watch GW, it is not rocket science.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 14:47

My brain has been turning somersaults as I tried to remember who presented Come Dancing all those years ago, my Daughter and I were eating bacon sandwiches today when the name popped into my head, MacDonald Hobley. I can now rest easy.


Couldn't be further from gardening - earworm issues

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 11:54

P P,  No flinging the girl does all the work, it is the armology really quite intricate I think it was the Irish way of getting a cuddle. Surprising what you learn when stationed next to a Student Nurses home and nearly all Irish.


Couldn't be further from gardening - earworm issues

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 10:33

P P, How about a few bars of Red Haired Mary whilst doing an Irish Jive.


Couldn't be further from gardening - earworm issues

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 09:15

Well it was not the gargling horse it went gargle gargle gargle (ad infinitum) then spit, wait for it------If you do not want to sound Hoarse gargle with TCP.


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