The Corgarff Games take place mid-June, with the pipe band, terrier racing, whisky…
It’s a beautiful time of year to be up with the heather starting to come out and the rhododendrons in full bloom.
— photos by Harry Walker.
Summer has been slow to arrive this year, but on the morning of the twelfth, the clouds parted and a Mediterranean sun shone over Aberdeenshire. We had three walked up days with friends and family, and the hillside was looking more beautiful than ever.
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All the hard work has paid off in Papa’s vegetable garden.
There are cabbages, lettuce, peas, onions, strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, whitecurrants and so much more.
Aside from all the massive vegetables and big, juicy fruit there can’t be many other allotments with such amazing views.
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These amazing Himalayan poppies or meconopsis are growing in the front garden. They only grow round this altitude. There are also some orchids which are growing below Allargue on the bank up towards the house, they look incredible.
Orchids at Allargue
We held an estate walk in conjunction with Purdey, The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and Snowmobile Scotland. It was well attended and included a tour of the estate, sighting of black cock and ended in a BBQ of roe burgers from the estate, heroically cooked by Tim – despite the snow, hail and rain!