Tag Archives: cuckoo

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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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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27.4.39.

Sharp frost during night & hens’ water frozen. Snow & sleet during most of the day. Short sunny intervals. Blossom seems undamaged. Perennial alyssum coming into flower. Scyllas° & grape hyacinths coming to an end. Starlings very busy obtaining straw … Continue reading

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