Latest posts by Palaisglide

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:44

Verdun, my main garden is South and West facing, at the moment after three days of sun quite Spring like. Walk around the front East facing and it is like Siberia though i did notice the Dafs are fust poking their noses up. I was brought up with a walled garden and it could be two weeks ahead of the gardens around us. This garden can be ahead of those near by as it is fully sheltered from NE winds in fact the herb bed is under the northern wall and thrives, dry and well drained helps. We used the walls for fruit trees I can still taste those Victoria plumes sun warmed off the tree. Another three weeks here before we can get stuck in at least i still have tomato' in October.


bay tree looking sad

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 11:12

My Bay's are glowing with health, they are in 15 inch pots of loam and grit and fed Spring and September. At the end of October they get moved next to the house wall under the eaves next to the kitchen door as they are used on a daily basis. With some shelter, not letting them get water logged they will thrive, a gentle hair cut in spring keeps the shape.


Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 10:59

David, where on earth did you get the picture of me playing on the big Con organ in Sunnyvale?

"Err" is Lily Marlene still top of the pops or have things moved on?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:30

Awoke thinking it was the middle of the night so dark then tummy said porridge time so got up with all the lights on. Now it is bright and sunny but venture out into the garden and I would end up several gardens away, the wind is howling bending my trees in two, the clouds are on their way to Newcastle, hard luck for them. Give it another three weeks and we in the NE can start anything before then is a waste of time.



Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:23

Heavens of course, should take more water with it.



Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:21

Morning all, gallons of tea to wake me up after family engagement party last night. Grandaughter full of plans and looking at venues, I told Ron my loans are cheaper than wonga. The good news was Grandson in the Vale of York and Granddaughter in Canada will both be bringing new born Sons to see me next Christmas, yippy I will start to buy mechano and dinky toys now. Hosta had two years of middle east and only went back once, 1956, never missed it or the flies mosies kite hawks, did miss the clear starry heaves though, that was something you remember.



Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:04

Ah, Wetherby. There was at one time a Wren's training school there, we young lads stationed in Otley would go to the dances held weekly and some fine freindships ensued until of course we all got posted. The town was the main road south from Teesside and for many years as i reached Wetherby it felt like being home at last, only one hour away, then they bypassed the town. Enjoy your party.



Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:48

Nice pictures Pam though the bit we were in was the broken down Fort we rigged tents next to the vehicles not wanting to be over run by what ever haunted the very smelly ruins. Luckily it was midsummer and the weather like the people wonderful. Never went back though I believe it is now a museum and Hotel.



Posted: 27/01/2016 at 10:56

Verdun, thanks for the memory? Many years ago  my quiet well behaved Squadron was sent to Falmouth Pendennis Castle to carry out a very important guard. There was a footpath across MOD land that had to be closed off to the public in case they claimed it for their own (as if they would). On the way in we saw for every two of my prime steaks drink all you can??? Now my lads were not known to hang back on free offers so leaving the guard to deal with the land grabbers we descended on the Hostelry. Many steaks and gallons of beer later we managed to get our vehicles back up to Pendennis point via "I think" front gardens playing fields and parks. We had to hold out against the hoards of locals for one week closing the foot path for one full day. A couple of nights later we went for more steak only to be told there was not enough beef or beer in Cornwall for anyone to repeat the offer, tight fisted lot we called them and those who had not been in on the offer wanted to shell the town, I managed to get them back in their cages just in time.

Great Memories of Cornwall and the people took my wife many times after that and left the Armour in Bordon, safer that way, never got any more free offers either.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 13:09

Mary gold, I made my own, one large pot one medium and one small. Fill each with compost plant round the outside edge then place medium pot in centre and do the same. The small pot goes on top with one two or three plants in depends on size then place in sheltered sunny corner not forgetting to water and turn the whole assembly every day or so. My grand children ask every year, are we getting a strawberry mountain again this year, of course with a pea pyramid and green bean trellis, one way to get them eating greens.


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