Latest posts by Palaisglide

Not a gardening question but..........

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 15:47

Granma, I bought an Apple Air last year and do most things on it though I do have a laptop too. For Chistmas a present was a Prop n go, an adjustable pad to rest it on to read my books. For my birthday a Boss blue tooth speaker so i hear all my music plus some of the masses of music on U tube. Daughter got me a Lightning SDCamera reader which puts all my photo's on the I pad. What is not to like? Oh and earphones plug in when i want to listen to something in peace. This was printed on the keyboard with a probe though the laptop keyboard is used for the writings the History board I am on.

If I do buy a new laptop it will be Apple.


What is your weather like?

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 08:56

Stockton, rain from the West, sea fret from the East, leaden sky all round. Some one up there decided we would be wet, Very wet.


Pruning dogwood

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 22:58

The idea is to enjoy the coloured stems during the winter then take all the stems down to around a foot from the ground in early spring. I have done this for years, the stems grow and spread, once the leaves drop in Autumn you enjoy the lovely coloured stems, setting them against a single golden privet gives a glow of colour to cheer things up on cold frosty mornings.


New wall planters need advice on planting them up :)

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:26

BL, your fingers are younger than mine so you got in before me just. But then I have two washes drying in breezy sunshine, I see by the weather thread that we are one up on you, wiping the grin off my face so put the brush away.


New wall planters need advice on planting them up :)

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 11:09

BL pinched my tip, paint the wall with masonary paint then add a trellis with larger planters at the base and a mix of climbers. Your boxes can be lined with plastic, old compost bags say, drill drainage holes in the base fill with compost and annuals with a couple of trailing plants to hang over the sides. Netting fixed to the wall can also be used as both a screen and support for climbers. You do not have to live with a bad feature, change it or as the army would say camouflage it.


What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 10:16

Stockton on Tees, clear azure blue sky and sunshine. Clear towards Durham and Newcastle, I can see the snow on the Cleveland hills ten miles across the valley, the Coastal front usually above us is absent but boy is it cold. Gardening? Another week.


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:41

Yviestevie, Lyn, My head will be in my hands if they see I spelt Rachael wrongly, oops.   

My hobby was reviving very dead looking plants for Daughters and Granddaughters, now somewhere in the EU rules will be one forbidding me to do that, my answer is two fingers, we should do what other members do and cherry pick the rules we will obey.

As I have said my vote goes with my own family which is in, it is what they think that counts, they have to live with it.


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:27

Simon, the short answer is no, the odd dying plant in a pot that ends up in my A&E greenhouse to be revived, brought back to health, sent back to die again. Keeps me busy and them happy. As with all modern's they have diaries with thirty hour days? Sarah checking hers yesterday took a Tome out of a volumous bag, she must have a deformed back with all that weight. Wonderful girls who visit most weeks and phone in between, they lift my spirits with their erudite chatter, laughter, and memories of Nana they still talk about. It is indeed their world, my time has gone, will they make a worse mess of things than we did? Time will tell.


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:57

Saturday, always a big day for family here only they all have colds, two of my grandchildren arrived and amid a flurry of sandwich making we sttled down to talking. They are both University educated, both in good jobs their own flats and cars, right girls how do I vote, in or out? Quizical looks from both then in unison IN, why, I then got a lecture on why causing gentle argument on my part until Sarah capped it. Granddad, this country took in hundreds of thousands of refugees after your war? (My war) Poles Check people from the then Empire, Indian, African plus lots of the displaced people wandering Europe back then. (May just as well said the olden days) Then Hungarians not counting nurses from all nations Doctors, true the doctor who cured my cancer Mr Agarwal is from the Middle East, their logic floored me and I gave up. This is their world, they have to live in it, borders mean nothing to them and the final statement was, lots of the people coming from war zones are the educated with prospects of jobs, Raechel said the firm she works for cannot get enough experienced people? I gave up. What do we know? My vote will now be yes for the young of this Country, retired as I am let the youngsters rule, make their own world as they see it.

The end, Frank.

Quickest way to raise peonies from seeds please

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 11:06

Hostafan, unlike the young today I was taught patience, if it is worth having it is worth waiting for. Gardening was always that way, you plant a spling for your children not yourself with plants you sow or plant progresively. That should be Sapling, my i pad is acting up.

We plan for years ahead, watch wait and enjoy when it all comes to fruition, I blame those b---- tv make over programmes, instant everything, why? What is the joy in that and more important what do you do with the time you saved?


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