Monthly Archives: October 2009

18.10.39

Rather cold, with some sharp showers. Could not do much out of doors. Cleaned up some of the path & put in some stakes for the blackberries. Two more stakes are needed. 7 eggs. Sold 20 @ 3/- score.

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17.10.39

Still, fairly fine, not cold. Went into Baldock & bought mattock, 6/-. Also a little napthaline, said to be good weed-killer when mixed in equal quantities with lime. Cleared out place where the blackberries are to go. Elm trees are … Continue reading

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16.10.39

Sunny, very still, fairly warm. I believe there was a slight frost last night. Saw the white owl again yesterday evening. Limed part of the vacant patch, the part nearest the raspberries. That bit is not to be manured are … Continue reading

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15.10.39

Continuous & mostly heavy rain all day. Impossible to do anything out of doors. 8 eggs.

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14.10.39

Extremely heavy rain all night & in the morning. Cleared up a little in the afternoon. Began digging patch by rhubarb, otherwise impossible to do much out of doors. 5 eggs. Sold 15 @ 3/- score. Total this week: 42

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13.10.39

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 … Continue reading

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12.10.39

Fine autumn weather, as yesterday. Planted out about 25 more wallflowers, a few hollyhock seedlings, 20 bought tulip bulbs (2 black) & about 15 of our own, & about 30 daffodils, some bought, some of our own. Cut leaves off … Continue reading

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11.10.39

Still, sunny & fairly warm. Ground a good deal dryer. Planted out 10 Canterbury bells, about 20 sweet williams, 20 carnations, 25 wallflowers (flame). Continue tomorrow if not raining. Added some more to compost heap. Staked some of the crysanthemums° … Continue reading

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10.10.39

Very still, warm & fairly sunny. A very few spots of rain in the evening. Ground greatly sodden, & a lot of chrysanthemums loosened by the wind. Dug trench for broad beans but cannot yet get the ground into sowing … Continue reading

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9.10.39

Continuous & mostly heavy rain till about 4pm. Violent wind strong enough to loosen some of the rose bushes & lift some broccoli plants almost out of the ground. Staked some of the latter, otherwise too wet to do anything … Continue reading

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