Tag Archives: gooseberries

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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23.4.40

Still, overcast & warm. A very few drops of rain in the afternoon. Tulips, forgetmenots° & wallflowers coming out. Fruits forming on currants & gooseberries. Plum & pear blossom full out (very late – about 3 weeks later than ordinary … Continue reading

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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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6.10.39

Some more rain in the night & a little this morning. Some sunny periods, & not cold. Finished the flower garden. Planted two rows cabbage (36 plants). Cleared the place where the gooseberries are to go (it is too early … Continue reading

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24.7.39.

Fine in morning, cold & miserable in afternoon. Wildflowers now in bloom: agrimony, perforated St. John’s Wort, red dead nettle, wild mignonette, self-heal, woody nightshade, stitchwort. Found nest of wild bees in grass in churchyard. Nest of moss rather like … Continue reading

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21.7.39.

Fine part of the day, but overcast & damp in the morning, & a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Wheat yellowing. Planted out leeks (38 make a row.) Weeds very bad everywhere. This morning a female flower of a marrow opened; … Continue reading

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25.5.39.

Yesterday & the day before very warm. Today overcast, chilly enough to have a fire, & a few drops of rain. Got back[1] yesterday after nearly 3 weeks’ absence. Soil is very dry, weeds terrible except in kitchen garden. The … Continue reading

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