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    Holding our breath here! We've had glorious weather since Saturday - blue skies, warm sunshine, gentle winds, generally just bliss! and its only May. Sat out in the garden last night until 7.30.

    Just one day of fog on Tuesday (warm sunny weather and SE breeze brings a dampness and fog), but amazingly Tingwall was the only sunny place. We could see the fog all around us but the sun shone on the garden and I spent the day cutting and strimming the grass.

    Hope it lasts ............
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    After a glorious May we've had nothing but cold. strong, northerly winds for over two weeks now. And not just cold winds, hail, and heavy rain too.

    Its nearly mid summer and so far not really a summer at all!
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    I've had he same winds Jennie but no rain worth speaking of for ages - my field is like a dust bowl - there is very little moisture in top inch of soil at all - need some soon or my transplants are gonna start going backwards.
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    My fishing buddy tells me he had a frost this morning in Keith,too flippin windy here though.

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    Well today is the 9th of September and it has been warm enough to sit outside for my coffee. I went off to the gym (oh yes!!!) in my shorts and T-shirt. What a GREAT summer we are having up here. Last Friday was the best day in September. While we were hearing on the TV and radio about the terrible rain everyone else was experiencing, we were basking in glorious (relatively) warm sunshine. The day ended with a wonderful sunset, which as I was flying to Aberdeen at 8 pm was absolutely spectacular at 14,000 feet over Fair Isle.

    It is now raining a little and the wind is getting up. But we really can say that the summer (ok June was a bit off!) has been fabulous.

    PS No frosts yet Burnie!
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    Jennie, am delighted someone is getting a good summer and autumn. We have had a miserable summer but stilkl had to make the best of it.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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    Thanks Bramble (long time no speak!). The weather broke yesterday with the usual September gale and today has been very wet, but everyone is saying that given the summer we've had we are not doing badly.
    My waterbutt is now full up again. I've had to fill it a few times with the tap!
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    I don't think it's got light today,just sort of different shades of grey through the rain,luckily we're high up and away from the sitting water,hope every ones ok

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