Tag Archives: peonies

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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6.11.39

Evidently it rained very heavily during last night. Today windy, a few showers but most of the day sunny. Transplanted the peonies. They are said not to stand this well, but they had withered back & I took a good … 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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23.6.39.

Overcast & drizzle but somewhat less cold. Did nothing in garden. Wallflowers sown 19.6.39 (in frame) beginning to show & carnations sown a day earlier also germinating. Thanks to the rain, a few carrots beginning to sprout in what were … Continue reading

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2.6.39.

Very hot, very dry, a good deal of wind. Young seedling tending to droop. Titley has peonies, columbines full out. Honeysuckle also full out. A sweet william here & there beginning to open. Apples on the grenadier about the size … Continue reading

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28.5.39. (Whit Sunday)

Very chilly in early morning, the rest of the day fine & sunny. Some salvias were planted last night. Daily Mail rose now almost ready to open, buds on Dorothy Perkins & Albertine. Delphinium buds forming, peonies not far from … 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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