Palaisglide


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It's official

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 10:13

"Err right" Wintersong. I will look out of the window, if I open the door all my soft bits will get frostbite. All my Daf's are closed up against the winter we still appear to be getting, other parts of the country are talking about Tulip's? Still under ground here and who can blame them. Still I will be eating my own tomato's and strawberries when yours are long gone.

Frank

What is your weather like?

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 10:04

Stockton, have the lights on. To the west dour, Darlington must be getting wet. East grey the coastal front is right above me. South "Agh" where have the hills gone to. North appears to be clearing. Another typical day on Teesside.

Frank

Not a gardening question but..........

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 15:47

Granma, I bought an Apple Air last year and do most things on it though I do have a laptop too. For Chistmas a present was a Prop n go, an adjustable pad to rest it on to read my books. For my birthday a Boss blue tooth speaker so i hear all my music plus some of the masses of music on U tube. Daughter got me a Lightning SDCamera reader which puts all my photo's on the I pad. What is not to like? Oh and earphones plug in when i want to listen to something in peace. This was printed on the keyboard with a probe though the laptop keyboard is used for the writings the History board I am on.

If I do buy a new laptop it will be Apple.

Frank

What is your weather like?

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 08:56

Stockton, rain from the West, sea fret from the East, leaden sky all round. Some one up there decided we would be wet, Very wet.

Frank

Pruning dogwood

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 22:58

The idea is to enjoy the coloured stems during the winter then take all the stems down to around a foot from the ground in early spring. I have done this for years, the stems grow and spread, once the leaves drop in Autumn you enjoy the lovely coloured stems, setting them against a single golden privet gives a glow of colour to cheer things up on cold frosty mornings.

Frank.

New wall planters need advice on planting them up :)

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:26

BL, your fingers are younger than mine so you got in before me just. But then I have two washes drying in breezy sunshine, I see by the weather thread that we are one up on you, wiping the grin off my face so put the brush away.

Frank

New wall planters need advice on planting them up :)

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 11:09

BL pinched my tip, paint the wall with masonary paint then add a trellis with larger planters at the base and a mix of climbers. Your boxes can be lined with plastic, old compost bags say, drill drainage holes in the base fill with compost and annuals with a couple of trailing plants to hang over the sides. Netting fixed to the wall can also be used as both a screen and support for climbers. You do not have to live with a bad feature, change it or as the army would say camouflage it.

Frank

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 10:16

Stockton on Tees, clear azure blue sky and sunshine. Clear towards Durham and Newcastle, I can see the snow on the Cleveland hills ten miles across the valley, the Coastal front usually above us is absent but boy is it cold. Gardening? Another week.

Frank.

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:41

Yviestevie, Lyn, My head will be in my hands if they see I spelt Rachael wrongly, oops.   

My hobby was reviving very dead looking plants for Daughters and Granddaughters, now somewhere in the EU rules will be one forbidding me to do that, my answer is two fingers, we should do what other members do and cherry pick the rules we will obey.

As I have said my vote goes with my own family which is in, it is what they think that counts, they have to live with it.

Frank

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:27

Simon, the short answer is no, the odd dying plant in a pot that ends up in my A&E greenhouse to be revived, brought back to health, sent back to die again. Keeps me busy and them happy. As with all modern's they have diaries with thirty hour days? Sarah checking hers yesterday took a Tome out of a volumous bag, she must have a deformed back with all that weight. Wonderful girls who visit most weeks and phone in between, they lift my spirits with their erudite chatter, laughter, and memories of Nana they still talk about. It is indeed their world, my time has gone, will they make a worse mess of things than we did? Time will tell.

Frank

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History

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Some of the plants seem to love this weather? 
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