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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 14:19

The last of my peony a large bush is in flower a Rubra wonderful deep red and the Cranes Bill that was at the other end of a west facing border has crept down over the years and clustered around the Peony, it is also in full bloom with its deep blue flowers buzzing with insects. Both are the best I have ever seen probably the warm wet winter we had. I sat looking at it after lunch thinking colour cards what are those, nature chooses her own companions.

Frank.

Rik Mayall

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:36

Busy Bee, it is called progress, my Dad dragged me to the local Hippodrome first house to see live shows, he laughed his head off at what I as a lad thought very smutty, not spelled out but insinuation, the audiences would be in tears, I was always glad when the singers came on that rather uncomfortable feeling left in the wonder of music.

The wartime Radio shows ITMA and such joked about the times and things we knew about, we would be glued to the old Cosser Radio all the family all having a good laugh and we needed it.

Times changed and the Films brought us comedians who were stars of the silver screen, more sophisticated to us brought up on home grown comics whose lavatory humour was the joke for the film, we still laughed because we still needed to and forget the day to day austerity. The children were off on their own road by then, we had a very early TV, mum and I were BBC kids were ITV neither seeing the point of the other, such is life, they now have cable's boxes, X type thingees and games stations, so many hand held controllers I never know where to start, they still complain there is nothing worth watching yet fight the children over what to watch on the main set. I have lived too long.

David, it would be a dull old world if we all agreed all of the time, discussion is the spice of life, without disagreement there would be no discussion.

Frank.

care of plant

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:52

Pat, indoor plants are usually propagated from cuttings, cut below a node about 3-4 inches long then shave it to a tail and plant in sandy peat that will be late summer some bottom heat will be needed. Out door plants (hardy) can be propagated from seed though it takes time. Sow in compost in September and over winter in shelter, you could do what all gardeners do, try it and see what happens.

Frank.

Rik Mayall

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:39

No one deserves to die so young though the only time I ever watched him was in Black Adder, I thought to up front and over the top. Alternative comedy went way over my head, never did see any comedy in it. All kids rebel it is in their nature not to like what the parents like yet they grow into us as they age, I watch and smile. Mentioned to my Daughter yesterday, "I have a record of the Bay City Rollers in the cabinet, want to hear it" are you taking the mick she asked, that was when I was annoying you and Mum.

Modern stand up mainly leaves me cold, bad language is not and never has been funny, rock bands used it to rattle the grown ups who did not like three chords repeated continuously, in the army and industry you got used to people with poor vocabulary using swear words as descriptive language though what they were trying to describe was often beyond them, asked why I never swore the reply would be "if I need to resort to swearing then I have lost the plot and the argument.

Sorry to butt in on you youngsters I guess brought up in a gentler age with hurt all around us we laughed at gentle humour because we needed a good old belly laugh.

Frank.

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:20

Hello Charley and Orchid Lady, I had thought of seeing about the older dog then next door mentioned she could be back in full time work, I looked after Sonny when she was working and would do so again the best of both worlds, a companion during the day and then he goes home.

That was what I tried to tell Julie, dogs are animals with animal instincts, they chase rabbits and cats, protect their owners with barks and growls and will snap if they feel unsure, she thinks it her baby totally besotted and upset when I say sit and he does. They need to know their place in the pack and he has no doubt about this pack, he sits. It is usually not the dogs who need training it is the owners, we were brought up with animals and it comes naturally, this is Julie's first dog, I am sure she would dress it up if she could, he is confidant and relaxed with me, slobbers all over her so I have a good idea where she comes in the pecking order.

Nice to hear from you Charlie, Frank.

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:50

You hit the nail on the head Verdun, an exact description though he is thirteen now and needs pills and potions, well so do I  he gets the sympathy vote off me. He grew up with many visits to us and the garden, loved the long walks through woods over fields along streams of which we have many made many friends including my Westy most now gone including Benji. Taking on another dog needs you to be very fit when they are young so an older dog would be the one, at the moment hands are full dog sitting mainly next door. She has him daft I have him under control and it drives her nuts, "why does he not do that for me" that one low growl of command dogs understand. Experience, we were brought up to know they were animals and not a substitute for a baby.

David, you are getting me worried, you did mention my favourite Poets and in the right order too. Music is sensory poetry and dancing the interpretation of that sensory poetry or so I was told by many good dancers who took a whip of a lad on the floor and introduced him to a life time of enjoyment, "err" apart from the dancing on tables bit when well stocked up on Stella. I would say they could probably dance!

Frank.

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:19

Tootles, there is a place five miles from me and I have sat outside at least three times and driven on, Knowing you would walk away with them all big and small is not a way to choose. Had dogs most of my life, baby sit for two Daughters both old dogs and the young lad next door, that could be on a regular basis as the girl next door has been offered work.

Thing is I get around laptops and other magic machines Ok but never managed the photo bit guess age has something to do with it. Max left with the pickings of the chicken for his tea and a grin on his face.

Frank.

Advice needed

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:36

Shazza, If you do a car boot sale remember you pay to go in, I suppose it shows the difference between older and younger growers, us old lads were told if you cannot eat it or sell it do not grow it. We would seed into orange boxes, the soil riddled steamed or baked to kill off any microbes mixed with washed sand then set in the heated greenhouse or on the freshly prepared hot bed, always too much so what was left went in the midden to give next years growth its goodness. You sacrificed your babies though we never thought of it in that way. I still dump the over sowing .

Frank.

Advice needed

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:00

We either take just enough cuttings then compost the rest or make it a business, that is entirely up to you, I give mine away mainly to family.

Try putting them at the gate with an honesty box or a small notice saying cutting for sale and the price though there will be a law against it somewhere. The main law being using private premises for commercial gain. It is a mine field and you could end up with a lot of hassle from Neighbours the Council and local bylaws, is it worth it?

Frank.

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 10:26

T'auld Lad had his walk along memory lane but only slowly and less than a quarter of what we once did. His tail was going as he sniffed the bushes and now and then a little spurt of speed to a slow walk something he remembered. A slight bank back taxed him and the step into the bungalow but the smile on his face was enough. Breakfast and he looked at it then me "what is this then" it is what you always have, "yuck maybe at home but not here" so out came the chicken, there is enough left for Daughter a sandwich when she comes for him. "That's better" and it vanished, after all the age we are the odd treat is not what kills you, boredom will.

He is in the conservatory looking out into a sunny garden whilst I am thinking "no point in getting the hoover out until he has gone". Our chill out yesterday was interrupted several times, there would be a ping then a message from Cyprus on the I-pad, message from California not good news, message from Grandchildren on I-phone is Max OK, who the h@@@ thought it a good idea to connect all those things, I shut the laptop down in the end.

So Max will go home reluctantly at lunch time, I get my house back, he carries more kit than I did in the army and it will be too quiet, better turn the laptop back on for the constant messages, my family never stop talking, is that good or bad.

Frank.

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