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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Music in the Garden

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 12:46

Good grief, imagine that lot on Strictly, the mind boogies, "err" is that the word?


Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:18

No problem with that David, spotty teenager compared with me, I still have records of Dave Kaemfert which often get a play.

Used to play the Claus Wonderlicht music when I owned a Yamaha Organ now it is a Yamaha piano with a selection of organs on it. Went on today to hear Holst the Planets so pretty broadminded just hate one hit wonders and their three same chords.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:25

Hands over ears David, todays music is James Last Party in London, it will probably be followed by Claus on the organ, well what do you expect from an ancient Brit brought up on real music.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:20

I saw Strictly take two last night, why does it need be so manic? my very all time favourite Karen was in agreement with me that Caroline and Pasha are the team to watch, I did have a query what if anything did Julie and Anton say last night? it appeared to be all, buts yes well maybe and no content, would Anton have been as tongue tied had he got the presenting job I ask?


Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 14:28

H.G. What exactly did you shred? too much of any one layer will retard the heap it needs to be mixed. Uncooked kitchen waste and weeds will do nicely try mixing in shredded paper cardboard and grass cuttings though not too much of the latter at a time. Use the chicken droppings with some straw and sparingly with the droppings too much will kill off the good enzymes and worms, deadly stuff in its raw state. You could bag some of the shredding's and put them out of the way do not forget to stab some holes in the bag with a fork and store until you have more room on your heap.

Some would say spread it around plants though any disease that was in what ever you shredded would not then be killed off, If I do not know what is in there it goes through the composting bins.


Recording the weather in your garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 14:09

There is not much point in keeping records in my part of the North East, surrounded on three sides by rolling hills and fourth by the North Sea the weather does its own thing. We just had 10 days of miserable weather when everyone else had a heat wave, end of August we had the heat wave whilst others got the floods. Brought up on Farms and walled gardens it was always obvious to me that every place had micro- climates. My Father believed in hot boxes so each year the box would be assembled the manure added when up to heat plant. One year it did not come out, why I asked, we will have a warm spring no need, (It was a  walled garden as I said) how do you know I asked, the lone bumble bees are up and about the birds are getting ready to nest and look at the trees budding up. He had been brought up in an era when people took note of nature, he knew every plant as we walked down the old mill lane, named every tree, he did not need notes he read his surroundings like a book.  I could never lace his boots as a gardener, could any of us do that now, doubt it.


Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:03

Sorry Dove never did do as I was told so do it in a different way. Take the hedge trimmer to the top half straight across clean up the area and leave for spring. Prune as normal in spring as I have done for the last twenty years and always a good show, but then I grow them for me not for the local garden show.

A neighbour spends hours pruning titivating wrapping covering and generally wet nursing his roses to put three in a vase at the show and come second?? Why Bother I ask? He has belaboured my ears many times on the correct way of doing it so how come I have two lovely flushes of roses on most bushes every year and he does not?

The mind boggles, Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:50

David I am learning now that when you put a lead to U-tube it will be an affliction on the ears so in Army terms I PUFO.

Which means Pack up and fall out I think.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:20

And so it came to pass, the outstanding three to me were Frankie (with that name she has to be good), Simon, and Alison, put them together with Caroline and Pixie we should have the winning line up. What happened to Ola she had a make up disaster and Steve her partner grimaced like an ape all the way through the dance. I love Aliona, her faced showed it all Greg looked as if he was shelling peas, Mark was good but Miss whiplash Karen would account for that, not one to cross our Karen, Mrs Brown like the programme should be banned.

I look forward to getting some of them off, there are cabbages and kings or Queens, please get rid of the cabbages.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 13:46

With you David on X Factor painful to watch the sob stories which when you read the papers are mainly fabricated, I do not think peoples agony entertaining, must feel good to be a judge though, £900,000 to break some wanabe's heart. Choice is in our own hands, my mate bought a new BSA Gold Star and drooled over it, I bought a BSA bog standard spring heel and drove up and down from Aldershot to Teesside and back every weekend for the six month winter period I was on a course at the time. The Gold star if it was lucky went the ten miles to Redcar and back now and then. I loved Dancing from an early age still do though strictly is better once the winnowing is over and we get down to the seeds.

Tomorrow it will be "Our Girl" cannot stand Downton, vive le difference.



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