** Can this be accurate? Bulbine according to the Wiki page, is found mainly in South Africa, with some of the 160 species in Australia. Fred's handwriting (click to enlarge) is shown below. Comments and assistance and corrections welcome!
Thanks to Groatie (see Comments below) it looks as if Fred's diary reads 'bellbine' which is another name for bindweed (the link in Groatie's Comment), or see Calystegia in Wiki.