Latest posts by Palaisglide

Lawn renovation questions

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 10:18

Jimmybog, quite a big order there and it has me slightly fazed. What did you use to kill the weeds? is the grass around the weeds still green or brown? two bags of moss is about normal to lift from a lawn, I put it on the compost. Feed and weed (any make it is all the same) would be applied as soon as the grass comes back to life after winter and I use soluble spread it on the lawn then water it in if it does not rain. Six weeks later do the same again, most weed including daisies and dandelions will have gone then normal cutting until Autumn. Then you spread a Winter feed and weed which is a slow release, the grass rests through winter so cannot take up too much fertiliser hence slow release. October you could rake the lawn Aerate it by prodiing all over with a fork or using an aerator tool. Prepare some sharp washed sand with compost and throw it in handfuls across the lawn, now brush it into the holes with a stiff broom then leave it. If there are bare patches scrape them with a rake spread some seed mixed with compost water in and leave. Come the Spring then renovate any bare patches remember it needs to grow and form good root before cutting with a mower, I shear the first couple of times and not too short. We used that system on our bowling greens also leveling which you can do on a normal lawn by using a long straight batton from one fixed corner and filling any dips with compost and seed. My own lawns get the treatment as above have been down years and still look good. Two rules for lawns, Do not walk on them when very wet and Do not overfeed.


What is your weather like?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 09:48

Naughty Boy Verdun, I gave them best of three falls for the cherries, I think they won?

Yes Treehugger80, the same Stockton although there are ten in England and one I know of in California.  When I visited them last we crossed the South Bay Bridge went down Durham Road to Stockton, I thought they had set it up but apparently quite a few Durham men went to California for the Gold Rush. We had a lovely meal with a German Family who were amazed we came from Stockton. Born in Norton when it was separate from Stockton an idyllic village to grow up in and now living on the outskirts one foot in the Countryside where I walked my little Westy through woods and fields, passing babbling brooks seeing the Seasons pass with all the joys of that yes, even winter, who would live anywhere else despite the king of the North Sea having his weather way with us.

Weather on the Tees, patchy cloud all round yet the sun is shining on me, windows open a gentle breeze very warm more sunbathing then to complete my tan which came rather late this year. Two days in Daughters gardens with Grand children dogs and people coming and going topped me up in the tanning stakes.



Posted: 22/07/2016 at 10:09

No fish and chips too hot. salad sandwiches in the garden surrounded by Grandchildren playing, the murmur of conversation and watching Dave doing the gardening as I advised him. The lady next door brought fresh strawberry tarts she had made that morning, delicious and guess who got the last one. Today another daughters garden to enjoy the sun and grandchildren, Sandra is being nursed after damaging a ham string in the school sports parents race, silly girl, leave it too the children I say. Up and away shortly, enjoy the day what ever you may be doing even if it is H/W?


What is your weather like?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:57

Stockton, sunny though cooler and away to my Daughter's for the day, another day in the garden sunbathing, trying to get plenty of vitamin D so I do not need take the pills? Spent yesterday in another Daughters garden with grandchildren and visitors, the grandchildren made up a dance then performed it for us all, a fun day. Today there will be two dogs fighting for my attention one a Lurcher Pup who thinks his place is on my knee no matter he overhangs at both ends, good job I like dogs.

Enjoy the gardening those who are doing any.


Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:57

"Ah" PP, if ogling includes being a foot fetish then I ogle. Having danced all my life from age 10 at a time the dancing was called Old Fashioned or normal dancing we were  taught the feet were more important than posture although that had to be good too. Strictly is classed as a show, we who think it should be dance are well outnumbered yet good dancers finally made it through.

Have not danced since I lost Joan, then my own little problem knocked it on the head for a while, now I watch and enjoy, the dancing not the nubile bodies, "err" well some of them are nubile, some would be put down if they were dogs?


Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 22:45

Hi Star Gaze Lily, had my two year check up today, all well see you next year was the verdict. As with all news only bad news gets the headlines, I post that there is good news out there, more than people think.

Pity we lost David, we wandered through a few weird and wonderful Boards together I suppose he had got bored with us all. We will keep up the good work SGL in his memory.


Oh dearie me!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:55

Indeed Verdun, Made a raised pie, a large one, blistered fingers shaping the hot pastry, very best ingredients and topped up with a good Cider jelly and allowed to cool overnight. The family arrived started to nick the bread buns for tea before the table was laid, sliced up raised pie, very thin slices put it on table went back to remove scones from oven and by the time I got to sit down no pie, not one single crumb, last one I ever made. That is what I get for siring a mob of gluttons.


What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:45

Been for my annual check after the big op two years ago, all well no problems, come back next year.

It was 22C most of the night and this morning, had to change bed linen and pillow, whilst in Hospital it suddenly poured down which cooled things quite a bit, it was short and sharp now the sun is out again though a cooling breeze is wafting through the house. That is Stockton, Daughter in Inverness on holiday phoned to say a mighty storm kept her awake she thought WW3 had started.


Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:40

Yviestevie, quite a mix there,  though like me Rapp is not among them, if any of that comes on it gets muted instantly, leave it to those who understand it I say. Though I played piano in many strange places, once on the back of a lorry, another time a Scorpion scuttled out of the base as I started to play and we did check for sand snakes that liked dark places but hated twanging strings, I never played in a band. Usually there would only be a piano or accordion as the three chord wonder machines and players had not yet been invented they came with Skiffle and pop. There began for me a musical wilderness, the trend to play Golden Oldies top of the pops from donkey's years ago to me says I was correct in calling it rubbish. The picture of crowds watching  granddads gyrating on stage makes me run for the off switch, leave it for the kids who know no better. OK rant over.


Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:17

David K and I have been friends on various Boards often talking music and dancing. "I'll miss you now you have gone" a nice song see it on u tube.

We tend to take the regulars for granted then they disappear, panic, jump to conclusions usually wrong as Nora explained. Leaving a board can be for many reasons, I left the BBC WW2 feeling it had come to an end, they promised to clear my account although since 2007 there have been quite a few calls from programme makers talking about my input?? so much for the clearance then. David probably wanted a clean sheet well he has it and we should thank him then let it rest.

Like your pictures Doghouse though not my style, more the wind up gramophone type, still have loads of the old LP's that play on my radio gram.


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