A cuckoo cries in my Brors garden: some birds of that sort have frequented this place all the summer. Young swallows at Stockewell. In Mr Malcolm’s garden there is a bed of small silver firs, the tops of which are all killed by the frosts in June. The hothouses of this Gent. afford a most noble appearance; & his plantations are grand, & splendid. Passion-flower begins to blow in the open air. Cucumbers are scarce, & sell for 2 1/2 d. a piece. Crops of pease go off. Some cleri trenched out form the seedling bed.
Posted by sydney on Jul 9th, 1791