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"The Atholl Palace is one of my favourite places where each year we meet up with good friends and have fun. It's the perfect place to stay in a perfect setting with lovely people looking after us. What more could a person want?"

Karen ogilvy

 

august 2007

Have you ever been annoyed by birds? I have and the pair, because there are two, are driving me mad.

Crows, not to be confused with jackdaws, are clever birds, not easily scared and less easily put off an area you would rather they weren’t on. A pair have decided that the putting green is THE place to feed. Unfortunately the food is a full beak-length down and they, daily, dig several holes in the green 2/3ins deep and 2/3 ins across….it could drive one to distraction!

Sun and dry weather has appeared, at last, and the baskets are blooming, the sweet peas are still going and the cut-flower gladiolas are a tremendous show. Daily they are available for display in the hotel and they look magnificent….tall, stately and colourful. The roses in the borders have had a resurgence and colour, albeit late, is all around. The spring-planted heather bed has been particularly pleasing as all the plants have not only survived but have grown well and are blooming strongly, just now.
One odd feature, after a cool, wet summer is that the trees are turning early. Why we don’t know but it looks as though "autumn gold" will come early and be spectacular. We had reduced the squirrel’s rations of peanuts over the summer, it can become very expensive, but re-filled the feeders recently. Within half an hour they were back sitting proudly atop the various feeders and giving the guests close-up views, and pictures, of this “emblematic” little creature.

The gardens are looking well. Come and enjoy them. Innes

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Innes raised a fantastic £1,052.00 for Marie Curie Cancer Care cycling in the Etape Caledonia.
Innes finished in 04:41:34 and came 1987 out of 4117 who completed the race. A fabulous achievement!
Thank You to all sponsors.
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