Tag Archives: nettles

8.11.39

Dry, windy, sunny, not cold. Many goldfinches about. Took the remaining nettles, or most of them, out of the new patch. Put in 2 more stakes for blackberries. Limed another patch. Added 1 sack dead leaves. [Total on facing page: … Continue reading

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7.9.39

Very hot. Weeded out first lot of broccoli & dug between. Cut down nettles under the apple tree & applied 1 lb. sodium chlorate. A lot of apples but they are not very good or big, & many windfalls. Made … 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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24.4.39.

Mostly fine, with rainy intervals, cold in the evening. Applied more sodium chlorate. Nettles treated previously have blackened. One hen refuses to sit. Took her home, as she may go broody again in familiar surroundings. The other sitting well on … Continue reading

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21.4.39.

Fine & very warm all day. Very dry. Believe I saw the first shoot of bindweed today. Scythed down a patch of nettles to see the result. It is said one can eradicate them if they are scythed down 3 … Continue reading

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19.4.39.

Clear, sunny & rather warm. Starlings have been courting for some days past, & flying about with straw in their beaks. One starling, presumably the male, sits on a bough erecting its neck feathers & making rapid clicking noises with … Continue reading

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