Latest posts by Palaisglide

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 14:04

Pansy if i lived near Bakewell it would be the puddings in short supply.

Obelixx, orange trifle !!! I am on the boat over, yum.


Any tips for growing rice?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 11:26

David, water sports. You can (could) walk or cycle coast to coast across Northern England now we could try to swim it or cross country water skiing dodging trees the odd sunken car mind that chimney pot though it would need to be deep to cross the Pennines. The container ships from the east coast ports could make a direct route to America or we could drop heaters into a field and have mass sauna's well possibly only once as it is not a good idea dropping heaters in water. The uses are boundless and do not worry about the Spuds about half come from Egypt probably fertilised way back by me?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 15:40

Just the way it falls Verdun though the odd present would come in handy. Rolls Royce, Yacht, The odd mansion in Italy, nothing big.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:08

Gardening??, no we hybenate until sometime after my birthday in February, it would take a jack hammer to lift a weed if there were any, gardening is to enjoy not head out into the storm saying I may be some time.


Snow frolics

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 11:49

Lily, NE England, one foot in the north sea, our weather is dictated by that the coastal weather front nearly always in sight if not directly above, we have our own microcosm as they say. On good days i can see over the Tees valley to the Cleveland hills, today the woods at the bottom of the bank are hidden in mist and the birds are coughing and hiding under the eves of the house. I keep the feeders full and water free from frost, we do what we can.


Snow frolics

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 10:22

Solid white frost, birds skating on water bath, cannot see the woods at the bottom of the hill and car all white. Oops it is white. Birds now swimming in defrosted baths and fresh food though it nearly froze my err arms off.



Posted: 17/01/2016 at 00:28

Hello Fanny fan, Hefie in Anhui appears to be a very large modern city in the Eastern provinces. Do you have a garden?


PS it is after midnight here.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 23:19

Thanks will pass on good wishes to Pamela who is out dancing tonight loose screw will be doing last waltz about now. Bitter cold though clear today, house full of family and dogs, no gardening nor tomorrow, will be cooking Sunday lunch and clearing up, cannot have my cleaning lady coming into a mess?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 10:20

Obilixx, my daughter is having a couple of screws out, they came loose, benn there nearly fifteen years and she learned to dance in that time. An in and out operation next month.

We still have frozen snow, out up the road yesterday i blessed Ford for their heated windscreen and AC it was 2c outside the car. No gardening, do not want to break my spade, luckily the bulbs know the NE weather and stayed out of sight until things warm up. Expecting family and dogs later, better clean up for them to make a mess?


Can a shed with a window and bench be used for a potting shed ?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 12:01

Peanut, warmth for new cuttings is more important than light, if you cannot afford heating then get a deep tray and fill it with grit, bury the pot of cuttings in that it will keep residual heat around the roots. Never overwater that is a killer just damp, stick you finger in the soil if it comes out with a little soil stuck to it then it is ideal. Cover cuttings with a roomy plastic bag, four sticks in the corner of the pot and the bag over them will give a more constant temperature. And of course the other good advice on here turn the pots.


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