Latest posts by Palaisglide

Autumn Lawn Feed Question

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:25

If you rake the moss out now before feeding you can compost it, cut the grass then leave for ten days. This will allow it to put on some growth then spread the WINTER feed and weed which is a slow release type and water in well. The root will take up the nutrient on the warmer days resting during cold days. The feed and weed can be put on any time up to the end of September even October in warmer parts of the UK. The above advice is good less is more when applying the feed, better to reduce the amount given on the box rather than have a burnt lawn, the watering in is essential and that means well watered in over a day or so unless you get pouring rain.

My two lawns get Spring and winter feeding no strange flowers appear, not so with the lawns around me which get dandelions daisies and such so it works, read the box and be careful how you scatter the fertiliser if you do not have a spreader.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:59

Stockton is back to cloudy and dull, that coastal front is back, ten mile inland it will be brilliant sunshine. This NE coastal area is normally one of the drier parts of the UK not this year though, I think every drop of rain coming in has stopped over us for a tea break. I am thinking about going back to the Desert "err" second thoughts maybe not.


Strictly 2016

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 13:31

And so the sparks start to fly. James Jordan has gone on line saying it is all fixed, then why charge people to vote or is this the biggest scam ever. Georgia May Foot has parted from the Italian Stallion and yet the rumours are she is jealous of his new partner. At Least Christina made sure of her man they had a baby. Is this all part of the hype to keep us interested, in my case all they need to do is DANCE. As to voting I will take part when we get down to the last four, before that it is the spoilers trying to break it all apart. There is no truth in the rumour I will be dancing with Ola, well not on screen, probably in my dreams.


Turfed Lawn

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:31

There is a lesson for all there and I also feel very angry that this should happen. I employ people to do work for me although my way is to make sure they are local. they have addresses in my local area that I can contact, make sure there are both land line and mobile numbers to contact, get a written quote on headed paper though I will pay cash for a job well done. This has resulted in work properly done to my requirements, a good tradesman does not object to you inspecting the work. Granddad has been ripped off, the clues were there to see and he should have acted, he will not see his money unless he goes through a long process and those kind of jobbers just vanish or go bankrupted. The cheapest quote is not always the best bargain is worth remembering.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:13

Stockton on Tees, if this keeps up it will be Stockton in the Tees. The coastal front appears to be directly above us and quite cloudy though warm. We would love some of that sun Verdun is basking in, I may even consider moving to Cornwall that is if they could afford me. I do not charge much for my visitations could probably do something with the fish and Scones though feeding the grockles may take a while.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:04

Thank you all for the good wishes, am back on my feet not quite running yet a steady sort of half gallop or trot as we say. I never dwell on things as reading various boards there are so many people in a worse situation, I count my blessings.

DD my comments on SCD may be somewhat acid until the dross has gone, look at the feet is my way.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 14:43

Hazel, All OK, my motto has always been if you can fix it do so, if you cannot, leave it to those who can and do not worry about it. The bad news you hear about the NHS I only ever had the best care and treatment, wonderful people doing a brilliant job.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:54

P.P. if this keeps up you may need a few humps as life preservers as we vanish into the Great lake the UK will become. I am just over 100 feet above Sea Level here, it usually all goes down hill, now I am beginning to worry.


Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:48

Watched the start up last night of Strictly and from the very beginning my heart sank. Over the years the show bizz bit has overtaken the actual Dance although most years the dance won in the end. This year my forebodings tell me dance will lose, it will become much like the American dancing with the stars all show and little substance.

I ask where did they get those so called Celebs, who are they, what have they done. My feelings are at the moment leave it off until week five or six, they may have got rid of some of the dross by then. Once again I say poor Anton, they never load the scales in his favour.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:38

Rain all night a pond where no pond ever existed still raining though not quite as heavy, I ask what has Stockton done to upset the Deity, cannot get on my knees they creak a bit but the person doing the Rain Dance please stop.


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