1873 Calendar of flowering plants at the Dell. April. By end of
March Crocuses, Winter Aconite and Snowdrops had done
1 Primroses.. full flower
Wallflower, Draba azoides (end of March)
Daffodil, Sax. oppositifolia (end of
3 Aubrietia, Viola lutea
Doronicum cauceasicum. Narcissus jonguilla
Scilla siberica, Myosotis dissitiflora.
Ornithogalum mutans. Vinea major
Hyacinth (garden) Anemone (garden)
Mahonia aquifolum, Viburnam tinius[?].
Sun. 6 Balsam Poplar, White-thorn, Lilac, leaves just
A week's very cold north & N.E. wind!!
very cutting, no advance of vegetation..
13th Still cold
15th. Shower evening, first for more than 2 weeks.
Rubes sanguinea - fully out.
Ap. 20th. North to E. winds all the week & still blowing.
a few showers, but always cold.
Elm, Lilac, Spiraeas in leaf
Sycamore & Birch just opening.
26th. Cuckoo heard
Ap. 27th. N.E. wind still - very cold - 3 night
past last very sharp; very little advance
Ap. 30th. Wind changed to W. a little milder but
still cold,- 4 weeks of continuous N.
and N.E. winds, generally cold and often
Blue-bells in flower.
May 4th. Two or three mild days but, hail & cold
wind yesterday & today.
Cowslip - Orchis mascula.
a few warm days.
May 18th. Cold all the week, & the last 4 days a
severe East wind dry & cutting..
Parrot tulips - Helianthenium croceum
Genum chilense, Genum sylvaticum, Aquilegius
Robinica pseudaeacia, leaves opening.