Latest posts by Palaisglide

Myths and Legends

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 12:45

Goatskin?? Ferrari? My Ferrari was a bike with a cross bar, the Sunday suit was the skin after we killed a pig, the hair still on. If you were short of money for fish and chips after the dance you could chew the skin, think of uncooked pork scratchings. If you were lucky the dancing partner would have just baked bread otherwise imagine a wet Monday washday, sunlight soap being the dab behind the ears. I danced with one girl because she baked the pork pies at the local butchers, she always smelled nice, mind she objected to me licking her face whilst we danced, better not mention the girls from the Jam factory then.


Myths and Legends

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 11:47

B3, Neither, it was the manly aroma, we bathed every Christmas Eve whether we needed it or not. We did not need man scents as they do today, a couple of hours turning the midden before going to the dance did wonders. Of course we did have a lot of horsy ladies who appreciated the aroma of fresh turned manure. I did not mind the rub down after a gallop around the dance floor but linseed oiling my Hooves was a bit much.


Peony help!

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 11:37

Judojub, A good tip is always water the pot well a few hours before planting out, it will hold together.


Myths and Legends

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 11:08

B3, Indeed, which is why here in the NE we are still wearing our sheepskins and woad well into July. Another local saying was Flibbertigibbet, usually applied to a girl who was a flirt, she blows hither and thither like the four winds. being people with one foot in the North Sea it is probably a nautical saying, we always hit the deck running never the floor? Being a very keen dancer in my day it always amazed me how flirtatious some women could be whilst their husbands filled their tanks in the local pubs before plucking up the courage to have the last dance. Oh happy days.

A full moon look, change your money from one pocket to the other for luck??? i have just spent it on fish and chips, lend me a penny!!!!

Smile and the world smiles with you.


Peony help!

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 10:27

Judojub, Plant it in a spot where it will get plenty of sun later in the day, mine get sun from around ten in the morning until evening. Plant it so the the top of the soil in the pot is level with the ground in its new position, do not try to cover the root ball with more soil, that would set it back. When you dig the planting hole, back fill with fresh compost if you have any and some bone meal mixed in. Firm the root ball well with your boot but keep the level. Once planted and watered in, add more water if it does not rain for a couple of weeks then leave.

Do not cut off any leaves, I leave mine on over winter as they can provide a frost guard for the root ball, cut it back in Spring when you see the new shoots coming, the top dies off and new growth comes every year. In Spring I put a thick mulch of fresh compost around the root ball not on it, the roots spread so can get the goodness washed in to the ground around. You may find it will not flower for a year or so after moving they are a bit temperamental some of mine took seven years from cutting to flower, you could be lucky and get one flower. That plant looks well established it may take off though if it does not flower be patient.

This Board is made up of gentle people we all had to learn the hard way, all made mistakes it is part of gardening, never be afraid to ask, it is what we are here for.


Myths and Legends

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 10:06

"Ne-er cast a clout til May is out" a favourite saying oop t north, does it apply to this year I ask? The Nurses in Hospital decided I needed a bed bath even though I had a bath at Christmas, stripping me they found me still wearing my woolly vest so sheared me instead. Well this year has been a bit dire even this weekend when you lot down south were sweltering we only saw a brief visitation from Mr Sunshine, have we offended him? Wearing my Panda slippers over my gardening boots at the moment.


Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:57

Ladybird4, like a rubber ball I bounce and with four Daughters fussing around and Fairygirl up in Scotland I get well and truly nagged. Just sort of getting the gist of Pokemon and you throw in Loom Bands??? I weaved wire on a loom as a young apprentice it was for baskets what do you weave on a loom band?


Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:26

Fairygirl/ Daughter, there was me thinking the mystery shadows on the ward wall were the results of the nine o clock cocoa, it certainly put you to sleep in time, only to be woken at odd hours to take samples or so they said, I think Ange fancied me?

Lantana, the tea bag incident threw me, what got into my brain, could it have been the porridge I ask, certainly not the rice pudding like mother made, Natale even made sure I got the skin in my bowl.

As to Pokemon, I will ask my Grandson, he will probably baffle me with science.


Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 12:45

Ladybird4 thank you for the diagnosis that normality exists around me, having emerged from 16 days in the care of the NHS (I bless them all wonderful people) there was a doubt they may have transplanted my ancient though still active brain into one of those teenagers with abysmal knowledge of "henglish has she is spoke". We of the three R's learning back in the mists of time do have an advantage.

I read your explanation and am still somewhat mystified, released? do I take it then it, he, she, what ever was in prison? I await more information on this strange event with baited breathe.


Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:37

Stupid question but then I am getting on a bit, "What is Pokemon"?

Second stupid question but as above, "Why did I drop a tea bag in my cup as well as coffee"?

Third question "am I losing it"?


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