Posted by sydney on Jul 15th, 1789
We have planted-out vast quantities of annuals, but none of them thrive. Grapes do not blow, nor make any progress. The wet season has continued just a month this day. Dismal weather!
Posted by sydney on Oct 9th, 1788
D.L. Virginian creeper sheds it’s leaves. It’s leaves have a silky appearance. Tho. H. White, & H.H.W. went to Fyfield.
Posted by sydney on Oct 2nd, 1788
Gathered six bush. & half of dearlings from the meadow-tree: four or five bush. remain on the tree. The foliage of the Virginian creeper of a fine blood-colour.
Posted by sydney on Jul 12th, 1785
My vines are nicely trimmed: not a superflous shoot left. Cleared the cherry-trees, & took-in the nets. Mr Richardson’s garden was not so much burnt-up as might be expected. There was plenty of pease, & kidney-beans; & much fruit, such as currans, gooseberries, melond, & cherries. The wheat at Bramshot looks well; but the spring-crops are injured by they drought. Turnips come-up pretty well. The pair of Fly-catchers in the vine are preparing for a second brood, & have got one egg. This is the first instance that I remember of their breeding twice.
Posted by sydney on Sep 19th, 1783
Ivy begins to blow on Nore-hill & is frequented by wasps. Pd for a wasps nest, full of young.
Posted by sydney on Nov 21st, 1781
Finished dressing the vines. The new wood was small, & not highly ripened; so it was laid-in the shorter. It covers the walls regularly.
Posted by sydney on Sep 16th, 1780
The Antirrhinum cymbalaria is grown to an enermous size, extending itself side-ways 15 or 16 feet, & 7 or 8 in height!! It grows on the water-table of a N.W. wall of my house, & runs up among the shoots of a Jasmine.
Posted by sydney on Jul 14th, 1779
Dwarf elder blows. Red martagons begin to blow. Large kidney beans bud for bloom. Grapes swell.
Posted by sydney on Jun 25th, 1776
Vine just begins to blow: it began last year June 7: in 1774 June 26. Wheat begins to blow. Thomas’s bees swarm, & settle on the Balm of Gilead fir. first swarm.
Posted by sydney on Aug 11th, 1774
One of my vines looks pale & sickly. Ivy budds for bloom: it blows in Octr & Novr. and the fruit ripens in April.