Latest posts by Palaisglide

Greenhouse - front and back doors?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 10:40

Sheps, no point in two doors unless the greenhouse is ginormous. I took out a pane of glass and fit  a louvre to allow air flow through the house. The back of the house is towards the prevailing wind, in my case westerly, the louvre allows you to set the air flow to the level you want in conjunction with other vents and the single door. It also allowed me to put tempory shelving there in winter. I see no point in spending £100 on something you will find you do not need.



Posted: 17/03/2017 at 14:09

Hogweed, we of an advancing age or even advanced age had the privilege of an education that had remained the same for many years. Then along came the education Guru's who knew better. A whole generation of children were told all those squiggly colonic things were not needed, full stops and such old hat, spelling !!!! just write it as you think it, or rite hit has youse wants. It meant I had to find Tutors to teach my Daughter out of school the correct way so she could advance her education. People who mess with the education methods should be (I will leave that to your imagination). the BBC, Newspapers, Magazines, all can be accused of getting words and grammar wrong, the BBC once the epitome of the English Language and yet now I cringe at some of the very obvious mistakes.

OK I am getting too old to bother about standards dropping and biting my nails to the elbow will not improve things, at least my Daughters can carry on the argument. hat leeset them speke Henglish proper like. Right aisle gan an gitten me ganzi the,n.


An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:49

Perspective:-  Behold, Discern, Discover, Comprehend, Grasp, Learn.

Perception:-  Objectivity, Relative importance, A view of the relative importance.

The poster wrote we may learn something. I would say the first is correct.

That of course is my opinion having been educated long before people messed with The Good Writing Guide, Grammar Punctuation spelling and the various reasons we write different letters for different occasions.

Questions on a post card via snail mail.


Lining raised beds

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:15

What a diverse mob we gardeners are, I would tackle it in a different way. Lay a heavy duty membrane with very small holes for drainage on that spread some gravel then add fresh soil and compost mixed with grit and washed sand plus rotted manure if you can get it if not a few handfulls of Granular Fertiliser. Line the sides with heavy duty plastic I used old compost bags double, turn them inside out and they are usually black. You should get two years growth from that by adding some feed as you grow then take off a top layer and refresh, it is good to have your own compost and it is the best medium to add to the boxes before planting. Just my opinion of course with the experience and mistakes of many years gardening.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:01

Bright although murky start to the day here in Stockton, the views over the valley hidden in a mist, methinks it is a Westerly Front being swept towards the Continent, good luck to them.


An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 09:57

This thread i did not get at all, I am on some Forums where the administrators join in, ask questions, answer questions because they have technical libraries. If you have not posted awhile they will PM you to see if all is OK, it never seems to bother the posters when administrators go and new ones arrive. Lovely Nora sorted some queries I had to my mind going above and beyond to do it.

What does bother me is one poster saying they feel as if they are put down or road rollered over when posting, I have never had that feeling and would like to know why they think that. 

Thank you Daniel for the answer, I never did think anything had changed.



Posted: 16/03/2017 at 14:27

Nanny tis simples as a certain animal would say whilst watching a film with a big tub of eats. My late wife was two years older than me because coming back from abroad the girls not pushing prams were still school girls in their manner and talk. The older girls had worked and matured, Joan could handle me and the baggage you bring back, no Councelors back then, the world had changed as far as I was concerned, life had moved on for some. I was lucky, she asked me about the age gap my reply "what age gap" and sixty years of happyness followed. My Daughters married younger men, they have all stayed together so there must be something in it.


Keeping everything crossed

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 10:32

Hope all goes well for you Jacqueline, my best wishes go with you.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 10:28

Stockton Sunny, the Coastal front has absconded to beyond Darlington into the Dales so the slight breeze is from the East though it is quite warm. Two lawns cut and scarified edges trimmed and looking very pristine considering the winter we had. "I know" you are saying my what a busy lad, wrong it was Dennis my lawn man since I had the big "C" event a few years ago, he was a local lad who has worked self employed around here for years so I knew him and his work. He knew I like it one inch long not scalped, feed and weed twice a year and aerating once a year. The front lawn has been down 35 years and as I said pristine the South facing lawn ten years, prepared and laid two weeks before Christmas and never looked back, who says lawns should be set in the Spring? 



Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:23

Verdun An apple dumpling with custard would be more tempting. Had the best will live with my memories thanks.


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