Winter at Cluny
Although the garden has lost much of its colour, the trees stand out at this time of year especially..
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2018 seed list and Organised tours

2018 SEED LIST
The 2018 seed list is now available. Please email wmattingley@btinternet.com&n..
more
Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden
As it is now autumn, the squirrels are very active throughout the day. They are fed around 0900 with..
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Winter at Cluny

Although the garden has lost much of its colour, the trees stand out at this time of year especially the conifers including the 2 Giant Redwoods.Also noticeable are the different coloured barks of Tibetan cherries, snake bark maples and various birch species. Signs of spring are here (although it is a long way off!) with snowdrops just peaking through and the stinking hellebore beginning to flower.  

There are many red squirrels present, usually seen around the feeders but also throughout the garden. Some have very long ear tufts and beautiful coats. There are plenty of woodland birds present feeding at the feeders and the remaining berries in the garden. Most of the migrant thrushes have moved on. The sparrowhawk visits the feeders several times a day but most times misses its prey!







 


2018 seed list and Organised tours


2018 SEED LIST


The 2018 seed list is now available. Please email wmattingley@btinternet.com  to order a copy. To see the range of seeds we sell please go to the "Find Out More Pages".


ORGANISED TOURS

If you have the opportunity of organising a group of eight or more people (up to 20), we will happily provide a guide for free. Organised visits in the evenings can also be arranged. Larger groups of up to 30 are also welcome. We have limitations on the size of bus which can access the garden but please get in touch if want you to discuss this. We are presently taking bookings for 2018 & beyond.

 


 
 




Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden

As it is now autumn, the squirrels are very active throughout the day. They are fed around 0900 with hazelnuts, pinenuts and peanuts. Apart from at the feeders, if you go around the garden quietly, taking your time you should see the squirrels foraging on the ground or scampering off up a tree. In early October they should still be raiding the walnut tree in the garden.

There are stoats around especially around No 5 although they are more difficult to see. We do have at least one hare and once the leaves are off the trees it should become more noticeable.

There are many birds feeding either on the feeders or on the more natural food in the garden. Many woodland species are present including 4 types of tits, bullfinch, treecreeper, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker, blackbirds and song thrushes. We are still waiting for the winter thrushes, redwing and fieldfare, to arrive. There is already a possible wintering blackcap around.