Monthly Archives: April 2009

20.4.39.

Fine & very warm all day. Bluebells everywhere. White starlike single flowers with many petals (Star of Bethlehem?) now in bloom. In the garden, forget-me-nots, tulips & one or two anemones in bloom. The thrush near the bullace tree has … Continue reading

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19.4.39.

Clear, sunny & rather warm. Starlings have been courting for some days past, & flying about with straw in their beaks. One starling, presumably the male, sits on a bough erecting its neck feathers & making rapid clicking noises with … Continue reading

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18.4.39.

Fine but chilly. Sowed broad beans. The ones sowed earlier are well up. Planted alyssum & antirhynums°. Found a hatched thrush’s egg – the first this year. Five eggs. Walnut buds opening.

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17.4.39.

Rather chilly, some wind, occasional showers. Buds of the walnut beginning to open. Lettuce seeds sown on 12.4.39 are germinating. A few tulips almost open. Ten eggs. (57 this week.) NOTE: We are delighted to have been nominated for a Webby … Continue reading

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16.4.39.

Rather chilly with sunny intervals, not much wind. A very light shower in the morning. Cowslips in flower here & there. This I think is rather early. Bluebells also beginning, a few almost in full bloom. This undoubtedly is unusually … Continue reading

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15.4.39.

Chilly, windy in the evening, & light showers. Began clearing out rhubarb patch, otherwise busy moving hen-houses. Evidently it helps a good deal if one can induce them to eat a meal in or very near the houses immediately after … Continue reading

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14.4.39.

Cloudy, & a few small showers. Cold after dark. Saw two swallows (not martins). This is rather early for this locality & a latish year. No one else has seen any. All day cleaning out strawberries, which have not been … Continue reading

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13.4.39.

Not so warm. A very light shower in the evening. Very dark night. A few pansies & wallflowers starting to bloom. Pansies spread by self-sowing almost as much as marigold. Red saxifrage coming into flower. Ten eggs.

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12.4.39.

Wallington: Yesterday[1]  exceedingly warm & fine, said to have been the warmest day for that date for 70 years. Today even more so. We now have 26 hens, the youngest about 11 months. Yesterday 7 eggs (the hens have only … Continue reading

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10.4.39

Southwold: Have been here since 1.4.39, but spent most of the last week in bed. A week ago, on arrival, weather mostly coldish, very still & rather misty. Thick sea mist on 2.4.39. Blackthorn flowering in places. Primroses abundant. Wild … Continue reading

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