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10.11.39

Very fine, sunny, still weather. Dug the first trench of the new patch, planted shallots (not quite enough to make up the first 2 rows), transplanted 3 rambler rose cuttings, 1 albertine, 1 of the yellowy-white kind, the other I … Continue reading

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1.10.39

Fine but rather chilly. Made another 2 lb. apple jelly. Picked a few blackberries but had not time to go to the good places. Picked some more apples. There are not many large ones left now. Have put about 10-15 … Continue reading

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30.9.39

Fine, still & fairly warm. Continued clearing & got nearly to the trellis. Note that the white rambler rose has layered itself here & there. Gave all the broccoli nitrate of potash. Picked more apples. There is still 10-15 lb. … Continue reading

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29.9.39

Cloudy but not cold. The nights & early mornings are reasonably warm at present. Finished cleaning out main flower bed & cleaned out the one in front of the kitchen. “Smallholder” advises sowing broad beans now & planting shallots, so … Continue reading

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15.9.39

Rainy, with sunny & windy intervals. Lifted the remainder of the Red King. Very poor. As well as I can estimate, I should say 300lbs at most (10 row-200 plants). Scrapped the tomatoes. Cut down the nearer row of raspberries, … Continue reading

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7.9.39

Very hot. Weeded out first lot of broccoli & dug between. Cut down nettles under the apple tree & applied 1 lb. sodium chlorate. A lot of apples but they are not very good or big, & many windfalls. Made … Continue reading

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5.9.39

Have not been able to keep up the diary owing to travelling to & fro, dislocation caused by the war etc. The weather has been mainly hot & still. On the night of 2.9.39 a tremendous thunderstorm which went on … Continue reading

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