Palaisglide


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I Need Help.... QUICK!!!!!

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 11:14

Stephieme, my Daughter lives in Sunnyvale and grows her own fruit trees, I can still taste the fresh Apricots from her tree and yes they work in Fahrenheit measure. Put the pot in a more shaded place keep it well watered and feed the pot every few weeks as it has no leaves to make it own sugars. With luck it will start to bud again it will take time and you may need to prune off any truly dead branches but  it should bud again. I saw fruit trees growing in the Middle east in conditions that were worse than California they alway came to fruit in the end. One thing they did out there was to pile rocks around the base of the tree, the cool night air condensed into water which trickled down to the roots it also kept the roots cool during the heat of the day 111F in the shade many days on end. They had thousands of years to learn how it is done California a few hundred so hope yet.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Z'

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:58

Ladybird, depends on which dictionary you use, they are adding words weekly it surprised me to find Zablaglione at the head of one, Italian sweet custard? where is the crumble I ask. I always saw the funny side of the military, you could not make it up. The dancing Para's and Commando's would really go downhill when they decided to ask us Tanky's to dance, luckily Stella came in good solid bottles, a few cracked heads normally drove them off.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Z'

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:25

Ladybird, I slap my hand, my rereading was amiss. Zygosis means conjugation which of course should have been followed by STARS and not starts. My apology's. My brain must have been invaded by Zyzzyva a South American weevil.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Z'

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 14:27

And so it came to pass, back in Garrison sitting drinking Zythum (ancient Egyptian beer) that went under the name Stella on benches outside with the Zygosis of the multitude of starts above swapping stories of much cooler times in England before we became Zygnomic warriors of a discordant Government. The Colonels wife cycled by, a Zaftig (full round figure) but to us lads who only ever saw female Camels it put a stop to our drinking the Zythum for a minute. Some of the 6th Para were dancing the Zamacueca with some of the 42 Commnado’s a sight to see as we sat eating our snack of Zakuska, the Zambomba beating out the time for the dancers in their zanyism accompany was the Zanza all quite barbaric in we knew how it would end, black eye’s loose teeth and blood everywhere, still it passed the time Zappy entertainment. The evening progressed as we quaffed our cups of Zythum Billy from east london went into his usual Zemirah although he did not have a Hebrew bone in his body, Tom went into his Zemni phase or blind mole rat falling into a tank trap, and Ted started on his story of the Nun on Dartmoor, it changed every time he told it but always included the Zelator and zelatrix, we all reckoned those Nun minders must have caught him and punished them both. To loud shouts of ZOUNDs, well we were soldiers and did not use heavy language. As the Battle started we departed from the fray doing an in line Zydeco passed the sleeping tanks to our beds and a last supper of Zwieback, nothing like a toasted biscuit to go to bed on.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Y'

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:51

Plant Pauper, we did not have much choice in those days, you went where they sent you without question. No phones in most houses, Nesta was training to be a nurse so I could not contact her, I did not even have her proper address so it was goodby-ye as the song goes. I got moved on from Hampshire just in time I had met two Sisters from Newcastle they were in separate camps I went to all the dances. they found out i had been seeing both as my move to Catterick came in. That was the army they wanted young unattached lads not old married men.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Y'

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:19

This little dark haired dark eyed Welsh girl looked boldly at the young soldier and said “Bora Da Be Ydy Dy New Di” He replied Ydych chi’n Siarad Saesneg ?” she said I am Nesta do you dance and so he came to meet the Welsh Dragon her Mother.


One Saturday dance she said you are coming to Sunday lunch after Chapel and so it came to pass. Dad a big Welsh miner mother a slightly larger version of Daughter Nesta she was definitely YDdaig Goch, Red Dragon Rampant. Dad greeted me with Yaki Da The soldier did not know if that meant “Up the Welsh or Good Luck referring to the Red Dragon. We walked round a lovely well kept garden which was mostly Vegetables but the soldier noted the Yulan Magnolia, Yoshino Cherry, the Yew and Yellow Cedar along with the Daffodils and proverbial Leeks. Lunch was quite something after all they were miners they could eat, even the Welsh Yorkshire puddings were good, he noticed Y Ddaig Goch watching as he tasted them and then the roof fell in. When you marry our Nesta you will have to move here we cannot have her lonely up in the dark northern climes where it snows half the year. Soldier in shock ( who had mentioned marriage?) kept his trap shut. He got back to barracks and the Guard Sergeant said we were looking for you, pack your kit you are on the morning train to yampshire well he was a Southerner we erudite Northerners would have said Hamp-shire. So without good by I left Wales with a loud Yaki Da which had the soldier been nasty could have meant up yours.


Frank

Last edited: 19 June 2017 10:21:09

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 17:30

Plant Pauper I would imagine you hardly notice your xeme.


Ladybird Pardon was what I was saying crossing the Desert with many XXX words in-between.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 16:58

Xeric, dry arid place Desert, xyresic, very sharp as per our bayonets. Xanthippe was the sharp tongued Daughter of Socrates and the name for harridans everywhere, xeme a fork tailed bird. Xenagogue Guide. xanthcroic yellow teeth skin hair. Xenodochial cross fertilised. Xerophaious only dry food to eat. Xoanon wooden idol. Xystarch PTI, Xyston javelin or lance, Xystus a cover to work under during the heat of day.


A story of my crossing the waste lands in a trackless Desert using X words.


Frank.


PS I now go back into hibernation.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Y'

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:42

Xeric, dry arid place Desert, xyresic, very sharp as per our bayonets. Xanthippe was the sharp tongued Daughter of Socrates and the name for harridans everywhere, xeme a fork tailed bird. Xenagogue Guide. xanthcroic yellow teeth skin hair. Xenodochial cross fertilised. Xerophaious only dry food to eat. Xoanon wooden idol. Xystarch PTI, Xyston javelin or lance, Xystus a cover to work under during the heat of day.


A story of my crossing the waste lands in a trackless Desert using X words.


Frank.


PS I now go back into hibernation.

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 16:35

Many moons ago ensconced in the xeric with my xyresic  bayonet always at the ready due to the xenobiotic Government not in agreement with our xenogenous, it came to pass I met Xanthippe great great and many more greats granddaughter of Socrate’s, who was a definitely an xathippe old harridan with xanthocroic skin and xanthocomic hair, her teeth xathodont and smelly breath.


She carried a xeme with its forked tail matching her forked tongue, a sight to behold as she was the local xenagogue to guide us across the trackless wastes of the xeric. Xenodochial she was not, kindness not being in her make up, I am sure she was xenogamous, cross fertilised with a grumpy Camel  and probably a pi dog as well as she had xenomania collecting all our old seven pound jam tins and fag ends. We were xerophagious for a week as fresh foods went off rapidly so not a memorable journey. We saw a xoanon along the way oozing  xylem a good fly trap indeed. At the end of the long journey we met the xystarch and worked out under his command with the xyston out of the sun under the xystus.


I put in an appearance as the requests were many so make of it what you will I do not wish to make that journey again.


Frank.


PS my visitors have all gone having consumed everything bar the work tops, what is for tea I ask.

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