Latest posts by Palaisglide

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 10:16

And what may I ask is wrong with Roses and Bedding or even Peony's as I grew up with and have had in every garden since. A Garden full of oddity's or one off's would to me be an odd garden. There is room for the quirky plant in every garden from a Balcony to seven acres and lets face it we all have our quirks. I saw lawns vanish rose beds torn up and bedding laughed at and yet there are more queries on this board about Lawns roses and Bedding than anything else. Walking the area looking at gardens they are more like my parents than theirs used to be, call it old fashioned if you wish but it seems very popular. Monty and the other Garden presenters manage a good mix between them and it suits my taste, remembering those early garden shows on TV with men in suits polished shoes and spades that had never seen soil, not a woman in sight,  today's programmes are great, sit back and enjoy even if I never had a banana plant in my life.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:50

That made me laugh in my porridge "DR" you missed one thing, Ed Balls is really the Prince in disguise and sweeps Cinders off her feet at the end (nearly dropping her) and then drops the glitter ball on her foot "err" I mean fits it on her foot. Thanks for that it took the bitter taste off the Blueberries, have to be careful with sugar.

"SGL" believe me I am right about the Jive, a couple came to our dance club every week and demonstrated the Lindy Hop Jitterbug and Jive, he was a retired Policeman and she was younger, they both had to give up when she had a mild stroke and he a suspect heart attack, Joan and I had given the jive up a long time before. Remember when the Jitterbug was what took place in a corner of the ballroom by young kids in flares that tripped them up whilst we dancers gave it full speed ahead in the Quickstep to "In the Mood" the jitterbuggers (we called them worse than that, they got in the way of real dancing) could not do the normal dances.

Zoe would be OK if I understood half of what she says, they all do it on Radio, rabbit on your brain stops working and then you miss the title of a song you had forgotten, Karen in her review of the dances slows it down and demonstrates "Phew Wow" so my slow old brain can take it in. I just stopped watching.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 22:57

Sorry Aym, we have to be kind, Lesley was wonderful for her age and I loved her, let's face it we have to be kind to our feathered friends, it was obvious she had hit the buffers in stamina, Lesley would never have made it through the Jive next week. I danced yet gave up jive years ago it is a heart attack formula. Dancers do not keep Ed in the show, to some he is good entertainment, they are looking for quirky not correct dancing. Some of us stopped fighting that battle years ago when we thought of it as a dance show, The GBP proved us the minority wrong by keeping in the comics and sending good dancers home. Of all the millions who watch what percentage will ever have done more than dance round a handbag and that is only the men. Sit back enjoy and wait until after Blackpool when the real dancers appear.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 13:53

No apologies from me, my ears are tuned to the old style conversations at a speed that could be understood not the insane babble that goes for Radio music shows and is tipping over onto TV now. Constant gobbledygook that never lets an old favourite tune  get from beginning to end without manic mouthing voice overs, Zoe is all of that and the constant mention of her Strictly with Ian who has to wear an armoured suit to keep her claws off him. At least I do understand Tess and Claudia a lot more than I can say about Zoe. The sound will stay off and I will read the news on the strictly section of the entertainment board, at my own pace in my own time. Totally annoying and very offputting, I want to hear what the guests say not a constant drivel. Please Karen trip Zoe behind the scenes and take over.

Moan over thanks for listening to this very slowly written missive.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:25

Question, has anyone else stopped watching ITT because of Zoe Balls motor mouth, she babbles on at high speed so half of it has gone whilst making sense of the other half. I did try muting the sound when she was talking flat out it did not work so now I just do not watch. Someone suggested Zoe as a presenter of the Strictly Show, "what"? are they mad? I would switch off and think others would too. Now if it was the Lovely Karen presenting ITT I would be unable to take my eye's off the screen, come back quickly from NZ Karen X X x


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 09:48

Stockton started well, sunshine blue sky and then I looked East for the Coastal front and there it was racing in off the North sea like a train. The Cleveland Hills had already vanished in low dark clouds and they have now arrived overhead. They are heading inland fast so the rain may miss us, some hope.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 09:44

Was it me I ask? it all seemed a bit lacklustre last night as if they had run out of energy. Louise did some very good foot work when the camera bothered to show the feet, Lesley is running out of steam her age is showing, next week she does the Jive, I wonder. Ed is "err" entertaining, Claudia was running to catch up, the dance suffered. Sitting back and just watching it was all a bit soothing would be the word, nothing set me on fire, what happens tonight I ask, another surprise?


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:48

Nanny, Happy Birthday 21 again are we.

Regards Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 10:19

Cold with intermittent sunshine, methinks Autumn is here that is the NE of our bejeweled land. Now I see Verdun is doing a "we have our land back dance" probably wearing a black hood and bells on his knees. Them there Grockles give you your winter sustenance Verdun don't knock it.


Killing ivy

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 10:10

As with all things gardening Patience is the name of the game. I removed ivy from both sides of my Bungalow when it decided to invade the roof space. Cut through the main trunk and remove about a foot or so of it. I then drilled the base as deep as I could with several holes poured in old engine oil and covered with heavy black plastic which was nailed in place, then walk away and forget it for a year.

One year later there was no new growth, the ivy on the wall had dried up and just pulled off like a carpet which was rolled up covered in plastic tied and transported to the tip in the car. The root base gradually rotted away, it was against a wall so not in the way and end of ivy. Have since done the same with two tree roots that outlasted their stay and it works, patience is a virtue they say well it certainly is in gardening. "Oh" and I had to clean the bricks where the ivy had been using a power washer, angle it to the bricks and it is easily removed.


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