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16.8.39.

Hot. Ground again very dried up. Hoed onions & flowers in nursery beds, watered pumpkin & tomatoes, cut down broad beans, which have now got too big & are not worth leaving to ripen. Some turnips almost fit to pull. … Continue reading

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31.7.39.

Most of day overcast, heavy showers & thunder about mid-day. Weeded onions. Pricked[1] out 35 carnations. The wallflowers planted on 11.7.39 about 3” to 4” high. One hollyhock which is coming into flower is white. There are therefore 4 colours … Continue reading

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7.7.39.

Some rain in the morning, hot in afternoon. Transplanted onions as well as possible, but there are still some gaps. New cylinder of Calor gas begun today. 9 eggs. Sold 8 @1 1/2d.

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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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8.5.39.

Visit to Wallington. Plum blossom over, apple full out (a great quantity). First peas 1/2”- 1” tall. First beans 3”. Second beans not showing. Rhubarb growing but not good (? Protection necessary here for good crop; Mr A. [1] has all … Continue reading

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