Tag Archives: michaelmas daisies

12.4.40

Evidently a little rain in the night, but it had dried up by the afternoon. Gathered sticks for dwarf m. daisies. Prepared a place to sow canary creeper (about 10 days hence), burnt up a little rubbish, gave wallflowers liquid … Continue reading

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11.4.40

Sharp frost last night. Today clear, still & sunny, but not particularly warm. Ground now decidedly dry. Cut grass as best I could. Weeded flower bed by the shed. Gave manure mulch to hollyhocks etc. Planted 3 dwarf michaelmas daisies … Continue reading

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24.11.39

Fine, still, rather cold. Finished digging limed patch. Transplanted apple tree. Had great difficulty uprooting it & fear I damaged its roots seriously. Cut down remaining michaelmas daisies & transplanted one clump. Found nest of 11 eggs, not say on … Continue reading

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20.11.39

Fine, still, reasonably warm. Planted 6 lupins (paid 9d), said to be mixed colours. NB. that T[itley]. says that with lupins one should spread their roots out & not insert them too deep. Limed & began digging the final strip. … Continue reading

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19.10.39

Raining almost continuously till late evening. Impossible to do much out of doors. Dug a very little more of the rhubarb bed, cleaned up the remaining bit of the path, which however cannot be re-gravelled till I have got some … Continue reading

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28.9.39

Have not been able to keep up the diary, as I have been away[1]. The eggs are, however, entered in the hen book, though I think a certain number were not recorded. Typical autumn weather, except that of late the … 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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