Monthly Archives: August 2009

Disease hits the tomatoes for the second year.

Monday morning and I discover the Alicante tomatoes have blossom end rot. After researching on the internet it seems likely adding a little garden lime might help so watered a bit in to the compost in the evening. Continue reading

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Bejbino Tomatoes are beginning to ripen at last.

Last week I showed a picture of the Bejbino tomatoes beginning to change colour. On Monday after a day of sunshine I was able to pick the first two. They did not make it from the veggie patch though I could not withstand the temptation to try them. I found them a very sweet tasting tomato… Continue reading

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The veggie patch is producing like mad now.

When I got home I picked about thirty pea pods for my evening meal. There is something therapeutic about shelling peas I find. After the meal I decided to deal with the excess of courgettes and made a couple of jars of courgette and ginger jam. Continue reading

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BBC NEWS | Education | Universities ‘fail on standards’

You can tell the summer is here at last. The annual rubbishing of the exam results take to the headlines in the news yet again! Each year the news finds ways of criticising the standards of the education of the youth of today whether it be GCSE, A levels or University degrees. Continue reading

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