Palaisglide


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Heater

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 12:11

Lorna  lot of depends here, are you near an electric point, are you going to insulate the greenhouse, what are you going to do store plants or actually staring plants off?

if you can run electricity as I do then a fan heater with a thermostat and frost setting is ideal, if not then a burner of some kind which have problems, they cause condensation and cannot be finely adjusted, bottle gas is expensive and will have thermostatic controls parafin needs  be well maintained, the wicks need trimming each  time it is lit or you end up with a sooted greenhouse.

often the best way is to insulate part of the g house, a tent inside with shelving, just enough to house your plants and some blanket over the plants on frostie nights.

My way is the fan heater with frost guard and cover the plants at night, trying to heat the g house to grow plants is a costly and often useless exercise, I gave that up years ago, you will lose the odd plant though most are more hardy than we think. Good luck,

Frank

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 19:49

If that is a Royal Enfield then I have driven one and worn that uniform except it was dyed blue and worn with a red tie which meant I was in convalescence. Life has some strange twists and turns David. Motorcycling was as much a love of mine as dancing and had some great bikes, Norton the best, Triumph the worst. Funny though the girls loved the bike on a hot day but would not have a lift on cold wet days, cannot understand why?

Frank

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 16:00

Runnybeak, the floor space is quite big and for normal periods has tables at one end and bench seats along the side, it is high with balcony's giving a feeling of space,certainly plenty of room to open your legs and move. Strictly packs more seats in reducing the space to dance. I danced in the Hammersmith Palais and Streatham Locarno among the many places we had then and they may have been more spacious though the Blackpool atmosphere was different. My daughter and her husband have danced there a couple of times lately and agree it is still the Queen of dance halls.

Frank

Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 14:20

Tootles, stationed at Burscough near Southport with most weekends off it would be on the motorbike and off to Blackpool. Dancing in the Tower Ballroom was always special and usually packed out. When they played a Latin dance we got room to show off, most of the Ladies who danced Latin were the older ones who would hold on to you for more dances once they knew you could dance so we got supper and drinks, fair enough as I was always hungry and broke. My late wife and I often had long weekend in Blackpool dancing in the Tower, always a wonderful experience in a fantastic Ballroom.

Frank

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:40

Kelly again for me this week, Jason gave a brilliant performance on the floor then looked as if he had been tazered in the interview. Helen Anita and Georgie were up there and Carol to go, that is of course up to the GBP we will see.

David today I have Silverside of beef in the oven, lunch 13:00 exactly bring your own plate.

Frank.

Sungold Tomatoes

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 13:41

Best show of tomato's this year, still ripening and tasty though the skins are getting a bit tougher. A south facing green house and here in the NE of England we seem to have better weather than most. Having grown plants to give away then discovered the recipients would be on cruises the GH was packed out. Being on hand to open and close vents plus wetting down when needed helped to get a good crop from a mixed selection of types.

Phoebe aged five gave me strict instruction, plant plenty of those small ones, she would disappear among the plants and come out with tomato juice all over her top.

Frank

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 10:10

Jason and Aliona SGL, they got 31 top mark. My pick of the night again Katie Derham and Anton, a proper dance.

Odonnal and Kristina surprised me with the foot work though dead above the knees. Kelly and Kevin, Helen and Aljaz also took my eye, as for the rest let us hope they start dancing sometime in the future.

Frank

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:35

David, did I say something to upset you. I was agreeing with SGL who was saying forget the razz ma tazz and just dance, or are my glasses steamed up with the leg of lamb cooking in the kitchen.. Each poster has their own make on things and every right to stress them. Some of us want a dance competition some to be entertained or even both? Put that way and reading her post again we both agree with her.

i will now go and baste the lamb.

Frank.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 10:08

Star Gaze Lily, is it a completion or entertainment, the BBC wants the viewers to engage hence the acting up. To me as a once avid dancer watching the feet and body posture does mean the razz ma tazz gets a bypass. My dance for Friday was Kellie Bright though the music was never a tango. Saturday it was Katie Derham, that lady can dance. It looks very much like a lady getting the top prize but then we have the GBP from next week, anything could happen, I hope the dancing wins out.

Frank.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:08

Hello Shrinking Violet and thank you to all who said hi to me, nice to have friends.

A lot of discussion in the family they are all now into dancing after years of saying it was old hat they discover the joy of it. Why can we not flow as you and mum did they ask? Well children both mum and I learned at a very early age as do my grandchildren    It shows up with the celebs though it depends on what type of dancing they did, not all ensures them a place at the top, we will see.

Frank.

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