Posted by sydney on Jul 9th, 1791
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 Jun 16th, 1791
Snails come out of hedges after their long confinement from the drought. A swallow in Tanner’s chimney has hatched. The fern on the forest is killed; but hardly touched by the frost on Selborne down, which is 400 feet higher than Wolmer.
Posted by sydney on Nov 28th, 1789
Posted by sydney on Dec 7th, 1788
The wind & frost cut down the wheat, which seems to want a mantle of snow.
Posted by sydney on Dec 4th, 1788
The plows have been stopped by the frost some days. Men cart earth & dung for their hop-grounds. Covered the lettuces, artichokes, spinage, & celeri with straw. Took in the urns.
Posted by sydney on Nov 30th, 1787
Frost comes within door: ice in the pantry, & chambers.
Posted by sydney on Jun 18th, 1787
A pair of fly-catchers build in my vines. The late frost did much damage at Fyfield, but little or none at Selborne. My potatoes, kidney-beans, & nasturtiums were not injured: some balsoms, that touched the glasses, were scorched.
Posted by sydney on Jun 12th, 1787
A poor gardener in this parish who had three acres of kidney-beans, has lost them all by the frost of last week! Hay finely made, & making. The rudiments of the vine-bloom does not seem to be injured by the late frost.
Posted by sydney on Jun 18th, 1785
The yew-hedges at the vicarage half-killed by the winter. My tall hedges are much injured by the severity of last winter: many boughs are killed, & the foliage in general is thin.
Posted by sydney on Oct 21st, 1783
Nasturtiums in high bloom, & untouched by the frost!