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26.4.40

Beautiful day again. 1 pumpkin seed coming up (sown 6.4.40). Carrots sown 9.4.40 are up, but not parsnips. Took up all but one row of the leeks, which were not very good anyway, & dug trench for runner beans. Hoed … Continue reading

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20.4.40

Overcast but not particularly cold. Some people heard the cuckoo this morning, but I did not. Some rain about midday. Hedges are still decidedly bare. Winter wheat looks good in most places. Tulips are out in some gardens. Black currants … Continue reading

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9.4.40

Fine but rather cold. Hares are mating. Saw sparrow-hawks courting in the air. Sowed carrots (short-horn) & parsnips, 1 row each. Can sow peas tomorrow. 16 eggs.

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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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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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30.7.39

A little rain during last night. Today hot. Canterbury bell seeds germinating. Pulled first carrots today. Earwigs now very troublesome. 10 eggs (2 small).

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