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17.4.40

Frost again last night. Today still, sunny & fairly warm. Cut the grass, took out some of the worst of the dandelions etc., sowed a few seeds of canary creeper, got places ready to sow clarkia etc. Notice that tobacco … Continue reading

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27.1.40

No thaw. Last night distinctly milder, then heavy sloshy snow. Freezing very hard again this evening. Birds very hungry. A thrush hanging round the shed today, seemingly weak with hunger. 9 eggs. Total this week: 56. Sold 1 score @ … Continue reading

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15.7.39.

Warm. A very short light shower in the evening. Weeded out the strawberries, as well as could be done, & picked off such as were ripe. More berries forming, but doubt if we shall get any now the nets are … 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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27.4.39.

Sharp frost during night & hens’ water frozen. Snow & sleet during most of the day. Short sunny intervals. Blossom seems undamaged. Perennial alyssum coming into flower. Scyllas° & grape hyacinths coming to an end. Starlings very busy obtaining straw … Continue reading

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20.4.39.

Fine & very warm all day. Bluebells everywhere. White starlike single flowers with many petals (Star of Bethlehem?) now in bloom. In the garden, forget-me-nots, tulips & one or two anemones in bloom. The thrush near the bullace tree has … Continue reading

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16.4.39.

Rather chilly with sunny intervals, not much wind. A very light shower in the morning. Cowslips in flower here & there. This I think is rather early. Bluebells also beginning, a few almost in full bloom. This undoubtedly is unusually … Continue reading

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