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A lovely walk in the Cromdale Hills

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A lovely walk in the Cromdale Hills
The Cromdale Hills are just three miles from Grantown and can be seen from our street. Today we decided that, having looked at these hills for ten years, we would climb them at last. What a wonderful walk we had and on such a stunning day.    These hills have a reputation for being very boggy on the plateau but as we have had virtually no rain for three months we figured we would be fine, and we were. The hills were almost empty, the only other walkers a party of school...
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So many beautiful flowers - and more - in our garden at The Dulaig B&B

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So many beautiful flowers - and more - in our garden at The Dulaig B&B
Our garden at The Dulaig is so full of flowers and other life that it is hard to show all of it. Instead here is a little snaphot of what is here now.   Thie beautiful deutzia attracts bees and other pollinaters to feed.       Some combinations work really well, like this Acer Dissectum, paeony, Japanese anemone, Japanese granite bowl....and blackbird. It is The Dulaig after all!           Not everything...
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Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful

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Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful
We have wild pheasants all year round in our garden. Many are quite tame and will come very close. Right now there are five male pheasants courting eight females. The females are usually regarded as dull-looking compared to the males bright plumage but look at the stunning colours of this beautiful female in the winter sunshine and you may think otherwise. In a few weeks the males will start to fight each other for control of the garden territory (and the females) and the "winner" will...
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