11 May 2012

9 May 1942: disastrous spring drought

9 Sat. Mild, bright sunshine all day but its effect was completely nullified by the cold, driving east wind - terrible. This spring is disastrous for newly planted things and seedlings. The drought is serious; no rain for a month. Got the groceries and then to Merton to buy herrings. Met Harold and Winnie as I did last Saturday. Planted a few lichens in the garden. 

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