We last visited Garth about a week before the leaves started to turn into Autumn. On the way back we stopped by the edge of a wood, south of Aberfeldy, and through the boundary fence, suddenly noticed the largest ceps (porcini) mushroom I have seen for a long time! We dived into the woods and came home with a fantastic collection of ceps, birch boletes, stump puffballs and blushers.
I was worried it was too late in the season. Two weeks before there had been a fantastic crop of amythyst deceivers in our beech woods along the gorge, but a week later I could not find a single one! If we get the Garth woodlands we could innoculate old tree trunks with mushroom spore. You can buy packs of rawl plugs that have been innoculated with (for example) oyster mushrooms. You drill small holes into the rooten or dead wood of a log or stump, insert rawl plugs, and wait!
This year our mushroom feasts have included: