Sharp frost last night. Today clear, still & sunny, but not particularly warm. Ground now decidedly dry. Cut grass as best I could. Weeded flower bed by the shed. Gave manure mulch to hollyhocks etc. Planted 3 dwarf michaelmas daisies (pd. 2d each)
17 eggs. Dropped them & broke every one. Did not suppose they could have all broken without exception, but so it was.
Forgot to mention 2 days back that Peter Hollingworth had found magpie’s nest with 3 eggs, & one of the farm men a robin’s nest with eggs. These are the first nests I have heard of this year, & have found none. The magpie’s egg like a blackbird’s but somewhat darker, ie. like a rook’s, & hardly larger than a blackbird’s but very pointed.