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For Seonnaidh and Pandora

In order to wind one up and cool the other down.

It eventually stopped snowing after about 30 hours and now there is a gentle thaw. It'll all be gone by the weekend.
A quick couple of grab shots.

Keeping the route to the 'wine cellar' open.




One of my vices.


For Pandora, the front garden with a snow gum which got hammered in the winter 2 years ago and needs to come down although the regrowth from the roots will be kept.

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Re: For Seonnaidh and Pandora

You must certainly enjoy chilled wine
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Snow joke Wanderer.
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Re: For Seonnaidh and Pandora

Not a flake here either Jon!
Nice to see you have some 'proper' Scottish winter weather where you are Duncan
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Re: For Seonnaidh and Pandora

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Aye, room temperature.

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Nice to see you have some 'proper' Scottish winter weather where you are
StephenL at Gosford about 15 miles away is in the green.

This is what happens at about 600-700 feet on the Pentlands. miles down thw road is usually a lot less.
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Re: For Seonnaidh and Pandora

Some nice cooling photos. I have a vice in my workshop, but I won't tell you about my other vices.

The Snow Gum (Eucalyptus Pauciflora? It also has sub species too, pauciflora & niphophila are two of them among others) is or was growing tall, but when in it's usual habitat on the alps of southern NSW & northern Victoria it is usually stunted & twisted because of the exposed, wind blown slopes. When we plant trees in our yard they also tend to grow tall too (even though it's on a good slope), deceiving us so we end up with a tree far too big for the location. If you still have growth coming from the lignotuber then it may grow back with a few more trunks. Careful pruning of the new shoots during this stage can help with the shaping of it too.

BTW, another tree from the high country is the 'Black Sally' Eucalyptus stellulata & I tried growing that in a warmer situtation (& in clay) but eventually it gave up, but both these trees can look rather nice in the right place.

I'll leave you to enjoy your 'chilled wine' then.

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Re: For Seonnaidh and Pandora

Ahhh, it's a grrrand sight Duncan ! The mere mention of a "wine cellar" has me pouring my evening glass of savy blanc.

Thanks for the Snow Gum although not of a species I'm familiar with. As Ross says, our alpine varieties are mostly twisted and stunted due to environment.

Deep in the shoe box I found these examples shot in the highlands of Tasmania, 1998 with my first digicam, Camedia C990Z aka D490Z.


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Re: For Seonnaidh and Pandora

The BBC Weaher Forecast this morning stated most clearly that "most of Scotland can expect significant snowfalls by the end of the day, with the north west of Scotland and part of the central belt being on an amber warning"
On Skye? More rain.
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The BBC Weaher Forecast this morning stated most clearly that "most of Scotland can expect significant snowfalls by the end of the day, with the north west of Scotland and part of the central belt being on an amber warning"
On Skye? More rain.
And that just 'dampens' any enthusiasm to do anything exciting, doesn't it?

Well, I hope you get your snow soon.



BTW. On the subject of snow gums again, I do recall that when staying in Old Adaminaby (the part that wasn't flooded by the man made Lake Eucambene) about 27 years ago, the snow gums were relatively tall & slender around that area.
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Re: For Seonnaidh and Pandora

Its been snowing again for the last 5 hours. This time out of the Southwest. The last lot came out of the East. Nowt from the North....yet.
Attended a 'Burns Ceilidh' this morning at Hannah's (grand-daughter) primary school. What a hoot. Songs such as 'Ye cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus' and dances such as 'The Gay Gordons' performed by the Nursery and Primaries 1-3.
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