Some rain last night. Today still, fairly fine. Winter time (deferred 2 months owing to the war) starts today is have to give the hens their evening meal about 3pm. Dug one trench, transplanted the little rose (the one that was overgrown by the lavender) & planted peony (price of root 6d). These don’t generally bloom the following year. Afraid I may have put the 3 peonies too close together.
5 eggs. (Notice nearly always a bad lay after a wet day, as yesterday).
 Orwell originally wrote ‘summer.’ Peter Davison