Monthly Archives: March 2010

24.3.40

Nice spring weather most of the day. Blackthorn just budding. Catkins & female flowers on the hawthorn. Found some frogs mating. In most places they have already spawned & some of the spawn is beginning to develop. Brought a few … Continue reading

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23.3.40

About the first nice spring weather, except for a shower or two in the afternoon. Buds on bullace trees. 13 eggs. Total this week: 98.

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22.3.40

Somewhat drier but a few drops of rain. Planted 3 blackberries (runners) & 2 roots of rhubarb. Began clearing out the strawberry bed. Blue & white crocuses now out. 13 eggs.

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21.3.40

It is drying, but very slowly. Again a few showers. Sorted out potatoes, of which at least a third have rotted owing to frost. However if the remaining ones don’t rot there are enough to last several months at present … Continue reading

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20.3.40

Somewhat drier, but a few showers. Dug a little more & prepared place for blackberries. 9 eggs.

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19.3.40

Violent wind, & raining slightly on & off. Prepared a row for broad beans & another for cauliflowers, but impossible to get the surface soil fine yet. 16 eggs.

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18.3.40

Somewhat drier. A few drops of rain. Forked over the ground for the onion bed & applied superphosphate. A few wallflowers just beginning to bud. But there are very few that are really undamaged by the frost. 15 eggs.

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