Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 20:27

Hi Bunny, we're about 1.5 miles north of Beauly!  We were in a flat there for about 4 years waiting for this house & I really don't envy then the soil there - it's a horrible clay. My garden there was pots, troughs & tubs in the car park. Our soil is very good, but incredibly stony - small ones to boulder size!

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Posted: 26/01/2013 at 20:17

Today I collected 14 "presents"  from the local moggies + 1 which might be from an owl? (not exactly an expert in animal c...c...c....droppings!) As the ground was still frozen at the back it was easier to pick up.  (Probably didn't do the grass too much good, though.)

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 19:40

Brilliant sunshine this morning though north-facing back garden was very slippery.  Reached about 5c & clouded over late afternoon. (Still no snow yet)

Main barometer is falling, falling, oo-er...........

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 18:34

Still no snow & temp about 4c today with fine rain this afternoon.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 23:43

Still no snow yet.

Spoke to a cousin today who lives about 40 miles east in Forres & they had about 1" a few days ago, but her sister in Banchory, inland a bit from Aberdeen has had over 6" during the last few days. It's always bad there.

Saw Easter eggs & hot cross buns in Tesco's yesterday, walked past quickly before OH saw them & started going on (& on) about being far too early.....

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 17:20

Still no snow. (I'm sure I'll have to change the record soon!)

Sunny most of the day & 3-4c.

Our first snowdrop came out a few days ago, but the stem is barely long enough to hold the head clear of the ground!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 14:51

Still no snow   yet. Temp about 2-3c & yesterday's bitter wind seems warmer (well, less freezing cold!)

Planted some £1 a packet tulips (from yesterday's foray to the gc) into a pot this morning; the ground's pretty frozen still. Some of the plants which haven't lost their leaves like the heucheras & wallflowers are looking very sorry for themselves - hopefully we'll get a warmer spell & they can drink then.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 16:23

Still no snow, but had to be in & out a bit today & it's really cold & unpleasant. Although the car was showing 2c the wind makes it feel much much colder. Very overcast too; was very pleased to get indoors!

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 22:15

Still nothing but we are at about sea level & near the Beauly Firth. On Friday evening we went through Inverness & as we climbed up the A9 about a mile to the south there was about 1" with a little more during the evening. That area is above the snow line & always gets some when many other areas don't.

I've just looked at the traffic cameras across the highlands & there appears to be snow showing on the verges around most of them, but the roads are clear.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 11:51

......................Still waiting..........................

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