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2 March 2017

2nd March 1948: Carters mixed “Gleam” nasturtiums

2 Tues. Rather cold, dull, a little more wind. Bought fish, hop manure, sulphate of potash and lentils also U2 torch batteries and a packet of Carters mixed “Gleam” nasturtiums: glad to see these on the market again. The three children called; when they went home Donald shut the front door while I was outside and shut me out. I had to go through Norris’ and get on their coal bunker and drop over the fence. Wrote letter to Uncle Tom & Aunt Nellie.

Note: many excellent photos posted by the son of pgotographer at 'Carters Tested Seeds' with its grand and glorious headquarters building, looking like an echo of Empire, in Raynes Park. This is a link.

And the catalogue, left, is from The University of Reading's The Museum of English Rural Life. See this link for a short history of the company.

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