Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 22:58

Hi SV, yes I liked Tameka and as I found in my dancing years some of the larger ladies were very light on their feet, she was full of fun. I saw Lesley nearly having a heart attack a couple of the others were near the end of their tether too and that is only 90 seconds they would be done for in a full on dance routine and ours would be two tunes a slight pause then a third one. Dancing needs stamina as well as knowing the correct steps foot movements and body positions, at the moment 90 seconds is the limit for some. I always look forward to Blackpool, I loved Dancing there, something about the whole ambience makes you want to dance, usually the best dancers are coming to the fore by then. This year I have to admit there is no dross no, not even Ed, I have admired his get up and go. Loving it all.


Crop Rotation. 3, 4 or 5 Year?

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:54

Depends on the size of the garden, as a lad we had a very large garden Dad used a five year rotation so one section could lay fallow for a year. A small garden will work with three rotations. The rotation or not growing the same crop in the same place year on year is to make sure crop infections do not re-infect the same crops. Some crops Beans peas and onions will put goodness into the ground for the next rotation, others need to be fed, you need to know which is which.


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:42

Tetley, some women just cannot resist that air of power we strong men exude, it is like the best after shave you could ever buy if you needed after shave that is. I shrug it off as a normal reaction, my Daughters have noted the effect I have on the Ladies and I have no secrets from them. They saw the Lady Consultant come in the ward straight over and hug me, they saw the nurses all giving me a cuddle as the girls came to take me home. If you have it flaunt it. I had of course to mute it before I lost Joan, she had the keys to the garden shed with all the poisons we gardeners used and she prepared my food, two and two make four in those circumstances so tone it down. Still if it something you cannot help then go with it, saying that I know where they live???


Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:20

Tameka, yes a shock though did any one else notice she could hardly make the stairs last night after the dance, she was obviously in pain. Tonight she lifted her dress and showed a massive bandage on her knee. I must ask is this some kind of fix. Ideas anyone?


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 15:33

Joyce as like me you are a hysterical Historian you will know John Knox was railing against women rulers, Queens etc. He traveled Europe and married although did you know he spent much time in Newcastle, probably meeting some of our local ladies turned him into a misogynist.  Had he met we're Cushie he would have met his match. "She's a big lass an a bonny lass,  An she likes her beer,   An they call her Cushy Butterfield,   An aw wish she were here". See we are trained to deal with strong women who diven knares thee place. Verdun and I have taken the course at Uni, keep em well kissed and poorly shod.


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 11:58

Joyce, DAUGHTERS, there is an Amazon Legion of them, they do not do things by half, one had an operation for Gallstones yesterday (private own room the lot) just phoned to say she will be out for lunchtime, was that a hint I wonder? I always thought "The monstrous regiment of women" was that lot over the border wearing skirts and playing strange twisted tunes on a bladder, could be wrong.


Last edited: 09 October 2016 11:59:33

What to do now....

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 11:49

Sarah, Looking at your balcony as it overlooks the road there is a grill, tie a sheet of plastic to the grill just to stop a direct sea breeze or freezing wind from harming the bare stems of the plants. Not pretty I know so take it down once the weather starts to warm up. The bubble wrap idea around the pots I use for outdoor pots to stop any water in the pot freezing and cracking the pot, the plants are quite hardy the pots are not. I have seen Balcony's that were veritable gardens so you can grow most things on them, experiment and see what will grow, all us gardeners do that as we all have different conditions soil and weather. I am in the NE near the sea, our weather comes off the North Sea with the coastal front quite often above us, that can be good in morning sea mists bring water where as inland it gets dry, on the other hand we get a cooler clime so plant accordingly. A long learning process Sarah but keep at it you can work wonders with your tiny micro climate.


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 11:06

Joyce, dangerous ground was what I did and still do at times, no point in being a wilting lily as a Soldier.Poor down trodden Verdun needed advice from a professional sorter out of inter sex  warfare  and that is what I am good at, that used to be with my Wife's permission of course now it is down to my Daughters. At my yearly check over on Friday Sister Rose told my Daughter I was fit as a fiddle and ready to be put back on the marriage market, she thought I would be snapped up, Daughter replied, "not on your Nelly no one is getting their hands on our inheritance"  I asked if I had a choice?


What to do now....

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 10:50

Sarah, Had another look and the square red pots only need to be topped up with fresh compost, fill them to within an inch from the top and leave to over winter. The round pots want to be the next size up at least and topped with new fresh compost, most of the leaves will drop and fresh ones grow next year. The gooseberry leave for now and re-pot in Spring then cut out any weak sprigs in the centre leaving the centre more open, all the work will start in spring. Over winter and water very occasionally never let them dry out but not wet either, stick your finger in the soil if it comes up muddy too wet comes up clean too dry you soon learn to right way. I would advise wrapping the pots in Bubble wrap and tying to give the pots some protection from icy winds, the plants are tough and can stand some frost, sea spray if you are near to the beach can cause problems but some plastic sheet would stop that. Nothing much appears wrong in those photo's, it is Autumn, plants go to sleep, drop leaves look a bit dead but come spring come back to life. You will get fruit and it will be worth it for the taste so never give up and come back here for any further questions we are always happy to help.


Last edited: 09 October 2016 10:52:12

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 09:40

Warm and bright in Stockton sun coming and going playing peek a boo around the puffy clouds. We are getting a lodger for the day Bailey half Greyhound half goodness knows and full of fun, I am six foot yet he can put his front paws round my neck and lick me to death. Memo do not leave anything on the work tops.


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