Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture Gardens

7 Nov

The gardens in snow.

Yesterday was a day for visitors who spent two and a half hours walking around all the different gardens.

The photo above was taken in the winter of 2010…cold but very beautiful.

Permaculture is about planting and planting without chemicals, but using Nature’s way of mulch, mulch, mulch.

It works incredibly well, for this approach feeds the soil, our food lifeline!

I mulch with shreddings; clippings; wool; compost; manure; grass and leaves, as well as any other biodegradable material I come across, including cardboard, straw etc.

I also collect silt from both ponds as the stream which feeds them often washes lots of silt down from the hill behind the cottage.

This includes pulling most of the seasonal growth from the ponds and spreading that around newly planted trees.

To date, there have been over 700 trees planted on the 3 acres that make up the smallholding of Bealtaine Cottage.

It is trees that give us life and give fertility to the soil.

Let us never forget that.

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3 Responses to “Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture Gardens”

  1. solsticemonk November 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    Whenever I feel wracked and near ruin and emotional burnout, I turn to this blog for the certain reminder that there exists such as place as Bealtaine where I can go, if only in my dreams to get recharged. Thank you. Blessed Be
    ********************************
    I am so happy that you feel this way…this is the best part of sharing this little piece of sacred earth.
    Bless you!
    Colx

  2. firstherbs November 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Very beautiful pictures, I especially like the spider web.
    ***************************
    Spider webs are some of the most beautiful and strong creations on earth…they fascinate me!
    Colx

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