17th March

…open on Reticulata, Ciliatums at their best, Doronicums a few out, Emperor half, [?] a few, Weardale burst bud, Alpernina well out, Magnolia halleana well out. (Sirius came out 1898.)…

4th May

…and Recurvas well open, also some I. pavonia. Doronicums at their best and so Maples. 1901 – JCW Several Auklandii bursting their buds, many recurvas open, Marvel not yet properly…

7th May

…have been moving a lot of seedling daffs. 1898 – JCW Clematis montana well out, Maples at their best, P recurvas well open. Altaclarence open,Doronicums quite good, several I lortetti….