Five gallons of French brandy from London.

Cucumbers show fruit in bloom.

Cuculus cuculat: the voice of the cuckoo is heard in Blackmoor Woods.

Sowed Hollyhocks, Columbines, Snapdragons, Stocks, Mignonette, all from S. Lambeth, in a bed in the garden.
Also Sweet Williams, & Canterbury Bells.

 

 

Note: On this day the Naturalist Gilbert White wrote the words above in his Journal in Selborne, England on April 17, 1789.
 
 
 
 


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