Autumn is here!
The Japanese maples are colouring up and will look spectacular throughout October providing we don't..
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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..
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Autumn is here!

The Japanese maples are colouring up and will look spectacular throughout October providing we don't have too many high winds!  Other leaves which colour up well include Enkianthus, Cotoneaster, cherry and birch species.There all loads of berries, cones and hips throughout the garden. You have to take time and look in all directions to spot them.

It has already been an excellent year for fungi; the earlier warmth and rain being to their liking. They are growing in all sorts of places so again stop and look around to see them. There have been an enormous fairy ring on the leaf mould piles.





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 0900-0930 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. They have been very busy on the old beeches as it is an excellent year for beech mast.

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 raucous jay family can frequently be heard in the garden.

It is an excellent year for fungi.