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Latest posts by Palaisglide

No nice, cute grannie tat in my garden....

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 11:34

Rosemummy wait it will come, we had to mind dogs rabbits and plants while the family went off round the world. The Rabbit a very large one supposedly on its last legs lasted a year, moving the hutch round every day on fresh grass the best food and constant coddling from Joan who loved rabbits prolonged its life. If we sat on the Patio he would come over push Joan's feet apart and go to sleep with his head on her foot, he died in the end but happy.

Plants were always on their last legs I ran the plant A&E they would be collected in perfect health only to come back wanting the kiss of life. The dogs often two and our own Westy would walk for miles through woods and fields then not want to go home. The children grow up have their own families then it becomes Mum and Dads Hotel for children dogs rabbits plants but definitely never cats.


No nice, cute grannie tat in my garden....

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 10:16

All very well although if you have Grandchildren you will get gnomes like them or not, I have concrete ones plastic pot and even wood. My way is to hide them and then send the children on a gnome hunt, apart from the concrete one which has over the years taken on a patina  of moss and comes in handy as a door stop. The look of joy on their faces as you unwrap another gnome means you cannot say anything but thank you and put it in a prominent place until they go.

Some things we just have to live with,


Levelling garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 10:47

Ree, two questions, 1) how much off level is it, 2) why not make use of the differing levels to make an interesting garden?

Do you really need a flat playing field or could you by dint of terracing make it feasible on several levels with sleepers. wooden edging. brick or flag edging or even a flat area, slight slope then flat area. The possibilities are endless and much more cost efficient than trying to level off the whole space what ever size it turns out to be, it would be a good idea to measure it and make a plan.

Methinks you need sit down and think about what you really want, it could turn into a series of garden rooms with differing interests in each on various levels. It will not be easy what ever you do it will not be cheap unless you have a big family of lusty labourers who work for biscuits and tea but it could be fun. At least get the size and difference in level of the garden.


This forum

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 11:22

David, nice mug indeed it would save me trailing to the bathroom during the night, about the right size.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 15:41

Orchid Lady "The Dansette Record Player" we bought one for the kids so they could play it anywhere there was a plug, they would have had a job moving the Radiogram around, a very solid bit of furniture.

And today I bring you a song I was playing yesterday in practice from the family song book. "With a Song in my Heart" 4/4 time and three flats Orchid Lady so get that practice in. It was a long time before your little number above, around forty years I think but still good.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:25

Imagine SGL, a bunch of lads who's only female sightings were the female camels as the camel trains passed our Beau Geste residence in the arid Desert, suddenly whipped on to a troopship and transhipped through the worst storm ever in the Med to Cyprus, we thought we had died and gone to heaven. Even more so when we escaped into the flesh pots and found out the girls had one ambition, marry a Soldier and go to England. It was Bridgend with a lot more cream. I was posted there twice Larnaca and then Dekhelia  making the most of it.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 12:12

David "Pick yourself up, dust yourself down and start all over again" they could write a song about it??

That is OK Orchid Lady, relax and do your best.

Todays tune is so full of memory it would take all the space on the forum. "White Rose of Athens" a very young Nana Mouscurie and the Island of love Cyprus a very long time ago, but what memories!!!


Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 00:04

Orchid Lady an exam is only a test of your efficiency, In some one else's mind, you practice then sit down compose your self, start when you are ready and play as well as you can. A couple of times my mind on other things I messed up, each time I stopped sorry may I play that again and did passing each time.

Be confident in your ability, forget the examiner and play to yourself, remember they cannot shoot you, well not yet and they are human.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 23:08

David, sad moments for you but I played it and the memories tumbled back. The music exams were usually a piece that tested the technical side but as you went up started to include the tests pieces scales and a piece of your own choice. Claire de Lune had been in a film and touched a nerve, the music was bought my teacher made sure I could play note perfect with the constant use of her one foot long pencil on my knuckles though I knew it should not be the mechanical mood she wanted, my Father a pianist took me through it and the one thing he wanted were the pauses, "go as if to play but pause then stroke the notes". The exam came and I played the piece as Dad said, the examiner pulled his chair next to the piano and told me to play it again, my thoughts were I had messed up so tried harder. Very good he said only the first time it flowed much better, never try too hard then. Who is your teacher, "Miss Cook", I do not think she taught you to play like that, so I blurted out no she did not, well thank you for playing it with feeling and I got my Certificate with top marks.

Music to me is a library of memories, not all good though all with meaning.


Help needed

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 13:56

A house or greenhouse plant, needs a fairly constant temperature, I cannot see but they are usually wound round a cane support. It may need to be potted on slightly larger pot with a John Innes compost number three. It will need to be in a saucer topped up with water as they need a humid atmosphere, if you put gravel in the saucer it will keep the pot out of the water. It should be throwing out flower spikes at ten inches high they will be trumpet shaped probably pink.

In winter keep it fairly dry, damp it enough to keep it going not wet, Prune right back before setting it up for the winter months and do feed weekly from now to September.

Hope this helps, Frank.

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