No, not a new Breakfast Special at The Dulaig....these cones are the remains of a special breakfast (and dinner) for a Red Squirrel!
The squirrel has eaten all this from one tree in our garden in just a couple of days and is out there right now tucking in. It is also tucked in amongst the branches right at the top of the pine tree so although I can see it I cannot get a good photo this morning so thought I would let you see the squirrel's handywork. Very neat nibbling, don't you think...
Here are Lois from Buchlyvie and Joanne from Milngave, two of our very many visitors enjoying seeing The Dulaig garden today for the first time as part of the Abernethy Open Gardens day.
We had a lovely time chatting to them, and to everyone else, about our plants - Stipa Gigantea grass particularly caught Joanne's eye!
Thank you to everyone who came along today. Your enthusiasm made it all worthwhile!
We are busy getting ready to open The Dulaig garden on 13 July for the Abernethy Open Gardens charity event.
We have lots of obviously lovely plants, but I wonder how many visitors will spot this little beauty - an Arisaema which is less than a foot tall?
We are very pleased to have been invited to open The Dulaig garden to the public on 13 July this year as part of the Abernethy Open Gardens Day.
This very popular event is run by Ian and Eric at Auchendean Lodge. Funds raised this year will go to the restoration of Castle Roy, an 11th century fortress at nearby Nethy Bridge.
Tickets cost £6, allowing admission to about 10 local gardens, and can be bought locally e.g. at "Ewe and Me" in Grantown-on-Spey. ...