Tag Archives: marrows

6.4.40

Sharp frost last night. Beautiful still sunny day, turning rather cold again this evening. Dug some more. Frost has improved the soil considerably. Weeded the patch between the currants & the strawberries, & applied lime. (Paid Titley 6d for about … Continue reading

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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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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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5.8.39.

Raining almost continuously until about 6.30pm. Parts of the day rain extremely heavy. Baldock high street said to have been flooded. Marrows swelling very rapidly. French & runner beans 3” or 4” long. Apples growing very fast. Cylinder of calor … Continue reading

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8.7.39.

Raining much of the day, a fine interval in the evening, very windy. Picked some more loganberries. One hollyhock beginning to flower. A few runner beans show buds. Tomatoes flowering, also several marrows. One or two snapdragons beginning to flower. … Continue reading

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29.6.39.

Hot & sunny most of the day. One duck had hatched this morning. Later moved the hen to a new coop & left the more backward eggs with another broody. By evening 7 ducks; the eigtth° shows no signs of … Continue reading

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9.6.39.

Very dry, less hot. No signs of rain. Planted two more marrows & removed the covers from the others. Did more weeding. The turnips have completely disappeared & very few onions are left, & some of those wilting. Shall re-sow … Continue reading

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