Tag Archives: broad beans

25.4.40

Beautiful spring weather. Heard the cuckoo (first time). Many midges about now. Bullace blossom pretty well out. Cut the grass, dug a trench for 3rd row of peas, gave the strawberries a little more manure. These are now free of … Continue reading

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21.4.40

Sunny & warm. The first real spring day. Cowslips starting. Periwinkles out. Blossom forming on forget-me-nots. Still no cuckoo. E. sowed godetias & cornflowers. One or two of the peas (sown on 10.4.40) are showing, but no broad beans. 18 … Continue reading

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1.4.40[1]

Strong wind, which has dried the soil greatly, but beautiful spring weather in the morning. In the evening overcast, but no rain. Violets out in great numbers everywhere. Larks singing, the first I have heard this year, though most years … Continue reading

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30.3.40

Nice spring weather. Sowed 1 row carrots. Finished weeding strawberries, & applied a little manure. Place for broad beans now about fit to sow. One or two daffodils opening in garden. Except for Innes’ meadow beyond the Lodge, it is … Continue reading

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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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26.10.39

A very sharp white frost last night, the first severe frost of the year. The day overcast with a short sunny interval, & rather cold. Water in the hen’s basin frozen solid this morning. Turned it, & this evening there … Continue reading

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24.10.39

Evidently a good deal of rain last night. Today overcast, not cold, a few spots of rain in the afternoon. Leaves coming down pretty fast now. Today went into Baldock. Bought small sieve (2/-). Impossible to get iron stakes for … Continue reading

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