Monthly Archives: March 2010

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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17.3.40

Raining much of the day. Everything now very sodden. Roses are budding well. Alfred H. says it is not too late to plant blackberry runners, though they will do no good this year. 16 eggs.

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16.3.40

Fairly fine day. The snow has now almost gone. 19 eggs. Total this week (5 days): 75.

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15.3.40

Hard frost in the night & the roads very slippery this morning. Today fairly sunny & warm. Thawing fast, but most of the grass still covered with snow. A few blue crocuses appearing. 16 eggs.

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14.3.40

Heavy snow in the night & during a good deal of the day. Nasty slushy snow which will not lie long, but makes everything very nasty. Impossible to do anything out of doors. Began water-glassing some eggs, experimentally. It appears … Continue reading

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13.3.40

Re-opening this diary after a long absence due to ‘flu etc. The day we left, 30.1.40, the roads were so completely snowed up that of the 31/2 miles to Baldock we were only able to do about 1/2 mile on … Continue reading

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