Latest posts by Palaisglide

Ultimate Alphabet 'R'

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 12:14

Rampage rapidly and ravage recklessly ready to reign responsably this rabid region.


Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 11:27

Paul, at times it is not even relevent to us old timers who gardened from a time producing food was more needed than growing flowers though we did. Having watched garden programmes from the earliest ones where dressed in Sunday best complete with tie cuff links and jacket they would proceed to double dig a vegetable plot, it was not the way we did things. GW does show beginners various beginners needs, Carol with her cuttings and potting, Monty seed sowing pruning how to plant out which is an art not dig a hole and drop it in, Beth Chatto's right plant right place. Some of it is eye candy to make our mouths water some instructional as any ballanced programme should be. What I see is suddenly people with an open space have decided naff decking paves and gravels cover area's that could produce food. Be it a vegetable patch raied beds or even buckets and boxes surely that is a better way.

Only my opinion Paul among the many you will read on here but "hey" we are all entitled to one.


Is this fair?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 10:41

While eating my Porridge this morning complete with hedge row compote I cast my thoughts to that dastardly Chocolate thief who was by then doing Porridge. As my old Sergeant used to say, the punishment is not for what you did it is for getting caught. Wise words I took to heart and forever covered my tracks from then on. Take a tip from an old hand Verdun, never admit to anything even if they catch you covered in chocolate, tell them you are a messy cocoa drinker.


Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 10:33

Agree with Obelixx, Joe Swift is the epitome of how not to do it especially for beginners. Monty explained he was showing us how he pruned his Grapes because he got it wrong last year, he like most of us admits their mistakes we all make them. The Beth Chatto section for me was wonderful but then I always did like her approach to gardening which was her trade, those of us who have to earn a living outside of the garden can only take parts and shape them to our own needs or wants.

GW for me is about right, the mix of sections nicely weighed and I agree Monty goes with what the weather is like on the day as we all would, there will be a plan A and B probably a C in case they are snowed in on the day, I know that setting up the gear, the preparation the rehearsals and retakes take hours then you move locations and do it all again well we did, it took hours. Give the technicians their due plus the Producers and Directors don't forget the interviewers, it takes a full team many hours to put your half hour on Screen I think they do a good job.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 09:50

Stockton the sun is back, Easterly it is bright over the coast, Westerly dour looking over the Dales, which will win I ask?

I was thinking of going to Guernsey they tell me there are Donkey's there,

But I am told the planes cannot land so  that rules out going by air,

A holiday in Guernsey I am sure would be very nice,

Although us Vikings from the frozen North take our own snow and ice.

MANKINI what the H* I mean on earth is that???


Is this fair?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 14:37

Verdun, in this media world you are Guilty until proven innocent, used to be T'other way round when I was a lad so many moons ago. Standing to attention in front of the captain explaining why it was impossible to have been doing 60mph along the Canal road in a 1936 Leyland Hippo. He said right let us go and try it. He got flat our on the long runway and registered 29mph. Charge dismissed, he could not know I had seen the only downhill bit of the road coming whipped to top speed knocked it out of gear and flew past two MP's in a Jeep at high speed, their faces were a picture.

I would also guess Verdun you did not know about that CCTV camera in the mirror fixed to the bedroom ceiling above the bed, it recorded you furtively creeping up on the said bar of chocolate with the picture of the milk jug with the big--- oer wrong setting sorry anyway purloining said bar and making off shiftily and later seen with chocolate smeared face.

By the time that Amazon of a Policewoman gets you to Pendennis Castle Dungeons you will have confessed all.

I am available as Counsel at a fee of course though I warn you the speeding charge was the only one I ever won.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:47

There's nothing left for me, Of sunny days that used to be, they are a memory among my weather reports. The skies that once were blue have now a very strange hue I think what I better do is change out of my shorts.

Stockton dull and dour.



Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:42

Dove Brilliant I will start on it at once. Oh and some filters for the searchlight to mimic Moonlight. Any one got any old plastic Palm trees they do not want? Oh and a plastic Camel to remind me of the days my shorts were form fitting instead of just baggy as now.


Is this fair?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:34

Linda yes indeed laughter is the best medicine, it is also true that behind every cloud there is a silver lining, what seems like calamity at the time often turns out for the best. I read the posts and often smile to myself, been there done that, a mill stone round the neck at the moment a balloon rising you to some place over the rainbow later.

At times these pictures come to my brain such as the incarceration of the chocolate thief Verdun, I just saw the whole picture in a flash and wrote it  as I saw it, some think we are way off subject others just think us crackers others smile they are the ones I wish to get to.

Hope you get your greenhouse up and running it is a boon, you can lose yourself for hours sowing and potting.



Posted: 11/03/2017 at 09:37

Watching GW last night they showed the Beth Chatto garden, I was interested to hear it is six acres the same size Verdun bequeathed to us all, look at what she did with six acres, wow.

Methinks my idea of wall to wall Astro Turf, hanging stage painted backdrops of hedges and trees, borders of plastic flowers and an old military searchlight to look like sunshine would not go down well with Beth.

Do you think I should change anything. All sugestions will be perused before binning.


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