7 JULY 1939, Page 21


A Fruitful Season

The country is really a very cheerful place at the moment. The hay crop is very large, whether of grass or clover. The grain crops look singularly strong and healthy and even begin to colour. Apples and plums are " swelling visibly " and the apples are a bumper crop in many orchards. If the potatoes yield as well as their tops suggest, they, too, will be bumper. Small fruit is abundant. As for flowers, was ever the wild rose more glorious? It is the crown of a season altogether beyond the normal in the wealth of blossom. Almost all birds, not least game birds, have hatched well.

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