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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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11.10.39

Still, sunny & fairly warm. Ground a good deal dryer. Planted out 10 Canterbury bells, about 20 sweet williams, 20 carnations, 25 wallflowers (flame). Continue tomorrow if not raining. Added some more to compost heap. Staked some of the crysanthemums° … 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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12.8.39.

Warm & fine. Some carnations now well out. 10 eggs (2 small). Sold 25 @ 2/6 score & 10 (pullets) @ 2/2 score. Total this week: 73 (16 small).

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31.7.39.

Most of day overcast, heavy showers & thunder about mid-day. Weeded onions. Pricked[1] out 35 carnations. The wallflowers planted on 11.7.39 about 3” to 4” high. One hollyhock which is coming into flower is white. There are therefore 4 colours … Continue reading

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23.6.39.

Overcast & drizzle but somewhat less cold. Did nothing in garden. Wallflowers sown 19.6.39 (in frame) beginning to show & carnations sown a day earlier also germinating. Thanks to the rain, a few carrots beginning to sprout in what were … Continue reading

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17.6.39.

Fine, fairly warm. Sowed carnations (mixed perennial). Put roofing felt on henhouse. Paid for felt 9d a yard. Both goats’ milk badly down, no doubt owing to being unable to graze yesterday. Being indoors also seems to affect their appetite … Continue reading

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