Autumn is evident
There are already plenty signs of autumn in the garden with many berries colouring up and ripening e..
more
Seed list and Organised tours

SEED LIST
The 2019 seed list will be available in late November. Please email wmattingley@bti..
more
Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden
The good population of red squirrels at Cluny are very active throughout much of the day. They are f..
more

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Autumn is evident

There are already plenty signs of autumn in the garden with many berries colouring up and ripening especially all the different rowan species. Hips of different shapes and colours are throughout the garden.  There is also a good crop of various cones this year while leaves are beginning to change colour particularly on the Japanese maples. 

It has already been a good year for fungi; the warmth and rain being to their liking.

Later flowering plants in September include cyclamen, colchicums (naked ladies), Japanese anemones and willow gentians.



Seed list and Organised tours


SEED LIST


The 2019 seed list will be available in late November. 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" and check out the 2018 list.


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 2020 & beyond.

 


 
 




Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden

The good population of red squirrels at Cluny are very active throughout much of the day. They are fed around 0900 with hazelnuts, pine nuts 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. PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT IN THE FIRST PART OF THE MORNING (10 TO 1130) IF THE WEATHER IS VERY WARM or IN THE LATE AFTERNOON. 

There are stoats present especially in the area around No 5 although they are very quick and can be difficult to spot. 

Many woodland bird species are present including 3 types of tits, bullfinch, treecreeper, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, blackbirds and song and mistle thrushes. A jay family has been feeding on peanuts for a number of weeks now.

Toads are frogs of various sizes from froglets and toadlets to full adults are found throughout and even the occasional newt is uncovered when weeding.

This appears to be an especially good autumn for fungi.