With friends, I spent a lovely hour at Cluny House Gardens, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, on 22 September 2018. It was a sunny afternoon with an autumn chill in the air. There was plenty to see in the garden, which is composed mainly of damp woodland on sloping ground with an acid soil. The house looks charming but is not open to the public.
There was a selection of acers, some of which were beginning to colour; tree peonies; rhododendrons and huge forest trees such as giant redwoods and firs. Underneath the trees were a great selection of plants, many flowering, which are difficult to grow in the south of England and unfamiliar to a gardener like me!
Japanese maples were turning red and they were dominated by huge conifers like giant redwoods (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and noble firs (Abies procera).
The understory abounded with life – mosses, lichens, fungi, ferns and quite a few flowers even in late September. I am unfamiliar with many of the plants and I’ve done my best to identify what I can. But if you can help with the unidentified images, please do. Send me an email and I’ll credit you with identifications!