Tag Archives: strawberries

1.7.39.

Fine most of morning, very heavy showers in afternoon. Garden mostly in good condition. Some strawberries ripe, a few broad beans fit to pick, onions improving, runner beans just starting to climb strings. Hay is cut & stacked in small … Continue reading

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16.6.39.

Heavy rain in the night, raining on & off most of the day, till about 5pm. when it cleared up. Too wet to do much out of doors. Placed strings for beans (much too low), began preparing a patch for … 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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26.5.39.

Warm. Ground is very dry. Fly is in the turnips. Many apples forming. Strawberries should be netted about a fortnight from now. Titly° has potatoes already earthed up. He says Catriona do not keep well for seed but store all … 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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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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14.4.39.

Cloudy, & a few small showers. Cold after dark. Saw two swallows (not martins). This is rather early for this locality & a latish year. No one else has seen any. All day cleaning out strawberries, which have not been … Continue reading

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12.4.39.

Wallington: Yesterday[1]  exceedingly warm & fine, said to have been the warmest day for that date for 70 years. Today even more so. We now have 26 hens, the youngest about 11 months. Yesterday 7 eggs (the hens have only … Continue reading

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