Latest posts by Palaisglide

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/02/2018 at 09:34

Stockton dull though getting brighter temperature 3C so away with sun glasses and on with Ganzi.


Combination of Lawn Seed and Turf

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 23:15

Short answer a lot less than rushing to put down a lawn that could fail if not done properly but here are some prices.

Budget Astro Turf between £4-6 per square metre.  Astro Cushion £6-7 per Square metre,   Classic £8-9 per metre, that will depend where you get it and if you go into a garden centre and see it feel it and ask you may get a discount at this time of year. The other point is short gap projects tend to last a lot longer than planned so it may be there for quite a while.

Plan the job measure exactly and go and see the cost plus of course some sort of barrier to keep the child in the area. Once that is sorted you can take time over the proper lawn at a much warmer  and better growing period. When I was sorting my new build garden out i had some large pots full of shrubs and flowers which i moved about as I worked on each section of my project it kept the wife happy as she sat in the sun trap I had made for her surrounded by scented plants she did not have to see me sweating. All gardeners do this as gardens are never finished.


Combination of Lawn Seed and Turf

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 12:16

Mattgarden. Why not look at the problem from a different angle. Find a sunny spot smooth it out  and lay a small square of Astro Turf, enough for a baby to sit and play on safely plus all the toys sand pits slides swings that a baby needs. fence it just high enough to keep the child in and there are plenty of smooth wooden or plastic Rail types in Garden Centres. You can now proceed with the Lawn at your own speed sowing would be best as when the child outgrows the space you can then lay it to lawn using the same seed. Astro Turf can be washed and dried  and if laid on sand will be ideal. I am a gardener and hate people making it permanent lawn but there are times you have to cut your cloth to suit the coat.

This will ease the need for speed probably once you take the hurry out of the equation it will give you time to work at your own pace and do a proper job. This is just a thought always more than one way to do a job and even rolled turf needs time to settle and root so again not always the best option.


An about 10 litre watering can with a folding handle?

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 11:53

In the words of Mr Meldrew "I do not believe it" Liquid gold as men know it can be collected in a washed out milk container with a screw top. If caught short in the garden a spade behind the bushes will suffice providing your garden does not border on a shopping centre.

A ten litre metal bucket full would need a fork lift to move it around, you would need a war time stirrup pump to empty it, I think I have an old Fire Watchers tin hat somewhere.


Christmas baking 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 11:41

My Wife used to bake five every year soaking the dried fruit for three days in tea and Rum. Then on Mix Up Sunday in November we would make the cakes and puddings, Half of one would go away for Easter and still be fresh and moist.

Then came the day she did the sums and found she could buy five good cakes and all the puddings for a quarter of the price it cost for the dried fruit. She bought them and seeded them up to Christmas, not a word was said by the family I do not think they knew the difference?


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 09:33

Stockton on Tees, once Durham, then Teesside, then Borough of Stockton, then South Durham and Tees Valley?? Like the weather we do not know where we are. This morning I woke early as it was bright in the bedroom so singing "Spring is in the air" it was into the shower only to find it had all changed when i came out. (No I do not take that long nor does the weather). So now dull and possible rain although we do have a high of 6C .


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 07/02/2018 at 09:14

Stockton on Tees, Bright sunshine and clear sky so temperature is 2C. The snow has gone though there was a very slight frost. "Hang on" there is a naked woman calling herself Daisy running naked round the garden showering herself with the hose pipe. "Whoa up" she seems to have a famous stores meatballs attached, am I seeing things??? I knew that Yorkshire tea was strong but-------.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 10:11

Stockton, same as you Dove only it is getting to be a cover, 2C.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 10:58

Stockton, one word DULL, low cloud to the North of us low cloud to the South of us East and West "well ere" dull, no Volley or Thunder just dull a temperature of 3C going down so Snow could be on the way.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 09:18

Stockton on Tees, dull cold 3C, a bit of a sea mist down and the wind whistling in from the North.February arrives here the same way most years, make them think it is nearly Spring then kick em in the teeth.


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