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A trip out to The Rose and Crown Upper Farringdon

A friend of mine has taken over a pub in Upper Farringdon near Alton recently. The other day I decided to go and take a look at it. It is call the Rose and Crown Inn. I can report that … Continue reading

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The demise of Live Messenger

Windows Messenger > MSN Messenger > Windows Live Messenger service is to end in early 2013 but it will be combined into Skype so not gone for good. Continue reading

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Banks need root-and-branch reform, says Labour’s Ed Balls

“Labour has demanded that top High Street banks should be forced to sell off hundreds of branches in a "root-and-branch" reform of the industry.” I would guess that could be the worst thing for the public and small businesses! The … Continue reading

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Update about the Apollo Tomato House

In May 2010 I bought a Apollo Tomato House which had a bad design feature in that the roof was flat and the rain water collected in it. Last year I bought another one because I had damaged the zips … Continue reading

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A visit to Southwater Horticultural Society Spring Show.

Easter Saturday arrived and I decided time to get out and about! I remembered someone had posted about a spring show nearby so decided to go and have a look around. Here are some pictures from the show. A general … Continue reading

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Autumn Arrives Again

The end of September arrives along with my birthday and I always think now the winter is coming soon. The veggie plot has done me well this year and for the first time I have had a plentiful supply of … Continue reading

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June arrives and the plants start to grow in earnest at last.

Three weeks have passed since my last update from the veggie patch. The weather has been mixed from really hot for days then back to cooler again. However not much rain at all so watering has been a nearly daily event. Continue reading

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More notes from my diary about the Veggie Patch

I decided to pot on the tomato plants into 3 1/2” pots. Germination has been as follows; Bejbino 9 out of 9, Maskotka 5 out of 6 and the trial Koralik 3 out of 6 sown. I decided that the Whippersnapper were not quite big enough yet to pot on though. Continue reading

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The first day of Spring

It is officially the first day of spring. After a very hard and cold winter with lots of snow it is nice to think the warmth of spring is meant to be arriving. Continue reading

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Start of another year in the Veggie Patch

It is the end of February and after all the snow this winter there is still no signs of the weather warming up at all.
Now we are into March and the weather is still wet and cold and the outlook is not for much change in the near future. I have decided to buy an electric window sill propagator Continue reading

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