9th April

…all are on the wane though we have Maximus yet. 1900 – JCW Weardale, Torch, G of Leiden, Lucifer just opening. 1898 – JCW One Iris lorteti shows colour, primroses…

11th April

…to Birmingham tomorrow. 1898 – JCW Tulips well open. Cherries have begun to open. Lucifer open. 1897 – JCW Tulips nearly over. Cherries also. The first seedling Auklandii came out….