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Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 10:19

That should read I watched some of the other countries Strictly dancing and they at least dance to the correct tempo music. What happened to our show.

Frank

Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 10:15

Halloween is for children and daft teenagers not for dance or even light entertainment if those who do not dance prefer that. Handicapping people who have day jobs and only one week to learn the dance is not on. The costumes, make up and music were dire, I watched me up tube on other similar programmes and they dance  the correct tempo. The first three dances were not good then we got Anita, wonderful though making mistakes because of the stupid horns on her head she said weighed a ton. I love Kelly, Anita, Georgia, Helen is very good yet there is something about her? Peter tries too hard, Jay I have yet to make my mind up, thought Jamelia a joy to watch.

David beef today covered with my own herbs though as most of the family came yesterday to tell me I will soon be a great granddad it looks as if we are having rissoles tomorrow.

 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 00:09

Tell me about it PP, when you were back mobile you got to wear a WW1 uniform dyed blue white shirt and red tie to walk out in, Red tie? Handy reminder that was. I was glad to get back to base.

Frank.

lawn moss

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:21

Sue, put it in the compost and mix it well, you could put any old compost from pots where the plants have finished as mulch not much life left in it but it will lighten the soil. My way is leave things for the frost to work its wonders then mulch in spring. Some plants such as Peony's need a mulch now though not over the root ball spread it in a ring around the plant, the worms do the rest.

Frank.

lawn moss

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:21

Sue, you came in whilst  was writing. Put it in a black bag with some air holes and hide it behind a bush or shed, add it to the compost as it empties next year.

Frank.

lawn moss

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:18

Sue, put it in the compost and mix it well, you could put any old compost from pots where the plants have finished as mulch not much life left in it but it will lighten the soil. My way is leave things for the frost to work its wonders then mulch in spring. Some plants such as Peony's need a mulch now though not over the root ball spread it in a ring around the plant, the worms do the rest.

Frank.

Question: Hand held tools

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:09

Firstly, Budding Gardeners? A lot of us learned the ropes in the garden of Eden and pretty set in our ways. I use the normal hand tools, lawn mower, hedge trimmer, leaf sucker for ease of use though my hand tools are well worn hand me downs from a time when the light in our rooms were gas.

At my age a robot gardener might come in handy though I could see myself sending it back to the garage for not doing a proper job. Sorry cannot really help but best of luck with your project.

Frank.

Sharpening garden tools

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 11:59

Babs, nothing comes easy, I have all the oil stones files and small grinders though still find it best by hand. I work from the back of the cutting edge with a smooth file Obilixx is correct a knife steel will also work, the idea is to get rid of notches or rags first then a few rubs on the oil stone though fine emery paper will do then oil and store. If you clean oil and store them each use they will only need this treatment now and then, that is as long as you do not use them as tin snips wire cutters or cutting trees down. My grass cutter blade gets the same treatment and my garden knife gets the oil stone every few uses, you really need to watch what you do with a knife, never leave it open fold it after each use. That is my H&S tip for the year.

Frank.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 09:30

Plant Pauper, the CO's wife had the same idea, they had separate bedrooms that says it all. She found this tall blond well tanned 19 year old at her beck and call who had no qualms in telling her she could not go into the souk dressed for tennis, get covered up or we do not go, I expected anger and got the opposite. The garden was the only patch of Eden in hundreds of miles, whom ever laid the lawn knew what they were doing. It was surrounded with high posts with hessian stretched to the poles, I could wet the hessian and the breeze cooled the area, running some more over the lawn in the heat of the day shaded it enough. The poles had tropical climbers and  there were pots large ones with plants in, to me used to a drab brown landscape it was heaven. She had an old wind up gramophone and Victor Sylvester records so when requested I would dance on a small patio in army boots with her. I have read that book and looking back over my writings where it always appeared more fun than bad times I saw where he was going, make the most of what you have at that moment.

Your granddad could well have been in that area as we drove the Turks out of what we now call the Middle East, we had soldiers there from early 1800's until 1956.

Frank.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 00:09

Plant Pauper you would have loved me the day I had three haircuts. The Squadron Sergeant Major saw me getting out of my truck after three weeks in the desert, he did not like what he saw. Water was rationed and we would rather drink it, my shorts were a cut down pair of trews, my weapons cowboy style and when he got his voice back told me to take my bush hat off, big mistake as he nearly drowned in hair. Three haircuts and inspection later he admitted there could possibly be a soldier in there somewhere and put me on a charge for dumb insolence. My punishment driving the CO's wife around and acting as her body guard? It was me needed the bodyguard. One extra duty was keeping her small garden with lawn neat and well watered. Two weeks later I was dancing in Port Said, another story.

Frank.

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