Misty but not cold. Some swallows still about, flying very high. Mowed the lawn. Could not make much impression on it, as it has got long again, but this will probably have to be its last cut this year. Nothing more now to be done in the flower garden expect° the little patch up by the trellis & to trim off edges of the grass & make up paths, but I cannot do all this until the spade is mended. Cleared out the patch where the rhubarb is, preparatory to digging. Gave all the broccoli etc. superphosphate. This will be their last feed. Some savoys ready to cut & a few sprouts almost ready, but all that first lot are very poor. Planted 2 doz. snowdrop bulbs. Put some hen-manure in the shed to dry. Tried mixture of coal dust & tealeaves° in a paper bag, which will burn more or less, so shall keep sugar cartons for this purpose.
5 eggs (1 double egg).
Last night in Bletchley, three people died when two express trains collided in the blackout.
3 Ca3(PO4)2(s) + 6 H2SO4(aq) → 6 CaSO4(aq) + 3 Ca(H2PO4)2(aq)