August - onwards towards autumn
A time of growth and lots of green!Autumn tinges are beginning especially on the Acers or Japanese M..
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2018 seed list and Organised tours

 2018 SEED LISTThe 2018 seed list will be available in November. Please email wmattingley@b..
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Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden
Please come early in the day if you want to see the Red Squirrels especially during the hot weather...
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August - onwards towards autumn

A time of growth and lots of green!

Autumn tinges are beginning especially on the Acers or Japanese Maples along with plentiful berries and cones on trees and shrubs. Fewer plants are in flower in a woodland garden but we do have cyclamen beginning to flower; a large area of Japanese Anemones; popping Buzy Lizzie! and fattening red berries of Baneberries and Cobra Lilies.

Please be aware that the best time to see the squirrels on hot and long days is when the garden opens at around 10.00 or about 1600 in the afternoon. Please avoid the middle of the day if you really want to see them along with the garden.



 


2018 seed list and Organised tours


 2018 SEED LIST

The 2018 seed list will be available in November. Please email wmattingley@btinternet.com  to order a copy. To see the range of seeds (2017) 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

Please come early in the day if you want to see the Red Squirrels especially during the hot weather. They do disappear in the middle of the day probably for a sleep! 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. Late afternoon is also a good time to see them.

There are stoats around but they are more difficult to see. We are fortunate enough to have plenty of frogs and toads which help to keep damage from slugs and snails to a minimum. 

The birds have stopped singing sadly but there are family parties of tits, greenfinches, chaffinches, jays and great spotted woodpeckers seen and heard in the garden. We still don't have many butterflies but there are plenty of moths and spider species of interest!