Tag Archives: sodium chlorate

28.4.40

Some rain during last night. Today fine, warm & still. One or two nasturtiums up (self sown). Turnips sown 22.4.40 are just up. The fly is already at these & at the seedling of sprouts etc. A few parsnips (sown … Continue reading

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27.4.40

Rain during last night, fine & fairly warm during the morning, some showers this evening. Wild plum tree has plenty of blossom on it. Saw large flock, about 100, of what appeared to be turtle doves, sitting on telephone wires. … 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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11.9.39

Somewhat less warm, overcast, a very few drops of rain about dark. Last night’s rain had made no difference to the soil. Weeded out the onions. These will be ready to pick in 2-3 weeks, but are not good. Applied … 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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27.5.39

Overcast in the morning, fine & warm in the afternoon. Blue speedwell & bugle out everywhere. Buttercups about at their tallest. Dandelions seeding. Large toadstools in the fields. Strawed strawberries. Applied sodium chlorate to the remaining patch under the walnut … 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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