…A small cottage, nestled into the west of Ireland…a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by permaculture, love and inspiration. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
It’s amazing what a little rain manages to achieve in a growing vegetable bed.
This is the new raised bed constructed less than a week ago and already settled into the garden.
All plants were grown on in trays, then pots to give them a fighting chance against the all-invasive Irish slug…so far, so good!
Potatoes are all growing well in the old compost area from last year…the ground is full of nutrients. I move the compost area each year as a way of bringing fertility to as much of the ground as possible.
Comfrey is growing to grand heights, majestic and abundant in the days before harvesting.
Walking around the edible garden this morning was a heavily scented experience as the rain last night pushed up earthy perfumes from the garden.
This is a tiny fraction of the berry harvest growing here, this morning, at Bealtaine Cottage.
These are Jostaberries, a cross between a blackcurrant and a gooseberry…they are delicious!
The path to the tunnel is bordered with foxgloves, beautiful in their ascendency this morning. You can see the Oregano and Blackcurrant cutting growing happily underneath.
And look what was waiting for me in the tunnel…
And on the way back from the tunnel, stopping by the shed, I spotted this beautiful Valerian growing single-mindedly against the side of the building… wilful and independent…