Posted by sydney on May 31st, 1783
Goose-berries, & currans are coddled on the trees by the frost. Planted the basons in the fields with the annuals. Began to tack the vine-shoots: there will be a tollerable bloom. The potatoes in the meadow seem to be all killed. Aphides prevail on the many fruit-trees. Medlar-tree blows. The sun at setting shines up my great walk.
Posted by sydney on May 29th, 1783
Posted by sydney on May 27th, 1783
Not one spring chafer this year.
Posted by sydney on May 26th, 1783
The frost cut down all the early kidney-beans, injured the annuals; & made the apple-trees cut much of their fruit.
Posted by sydney on May 23rd, 1783
Stocks blow, & are very double and handsome!
Posted by sydney on May 17th, 1783
Wells sink: Benham’s is dry. Sprinkled & washed the foliage of the fruit-trees, that were honey-dewed, & began to be affected with aphides. Stocks blow finely. Tulips, thro’ heat, will continue but a small time in bloom.
Posted by sydney on May 14th, 1783
Sowed a crop of kidney-beans. large white Dutch. Planted some basons in my field with China-asters, & China pinks. Pricked out many China asters, on a mild hot-bed. Honey-suckles stocks, & wall-flowers smell sweetly. Tulips blow out but their cups will be much larger. The large Apricot-tree much infested with maggots, which twist & roll-up the leaves; these we open, & destroy the maggots, which would devour most of the foliage. These maggots are the produce of small spotted phalaenae.
Posted by sydney on May 8th, 1783
Apple-trees in high bloom; in danger from the frost.
Posted by sydney on May 6th, 1783
Some ponds, & ditches dry, & cleansed out.
Posted by sydney on May 3rd, 1783
Honey-suckles against the walls begin to blow. Early tulips blown-out: late begin to turn colour.