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Easter Sunday Wildflowers and Butterflies ~ Permaculture in Ireland at Bealtaine Cottage

The delicate an exquisite flowers on the Dogwoods are beautiful close-up. For colour all winter, flowers in summer and berries during the autumn, dogwoods are hard to beat.Wildflowers…the most delicate and delicious blooms at Bealtaine Cottage…Elderflower Cordial, mmm!The time of the butteflies is very near. Last summer seen a huge upturn in the butterfly population as the garden matured. This summer should be good for butterflies too, although some of the buddleia was killed off in the prolonged frost of last winter. Seed heads from last summer. All so-called weeds are in fact valuable herbs, some of which we have not yet found a use for. It’s amazing just how much knowledge we have lost over the post-industrial time, a mere 150 years!


14 years of Goddess Permaculture at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland...drop in, power up! Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer and teacher who has devoted the past 14 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process.

3 thoughts on “Easter Sunday Wildflowers and Butterflies ~ Permaculture in Ireland at Bealtaine Cottage

  1. Hello Colette, I love the new look of your
    blog. Nice day from Easter to you .

    And a happy Easter to you too Trystia! Have a lovely holiday!

  2. Smile, I cringe at the sight of beautiful butterfly’s and moths.
    I secretly know that before they are a beautiful winged insect, they were a caterpillar eating things in my garden that I don’t want them to eat.

    Happy Gardening
    This is true for sure! And really incredible to think that such a pest can morph into amazing beauty! I think the end product worthy of the meal!

  3. Great Post 😀
    thought you might like my machinima film the butterfly’s tale~
    (You can access this on Planetshifter…see link on this blog)
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~
    Unfortunately I am a hostage to Dial-Up Internet and cannot access Youtube, but will keep access to this link for those who can! I have removed the immediate link as min info is all this connection can cope with. However, there’s a link already on my site to PlanetShifter, where The Butterfly’s Tale can be accessed.
    Looking forward to hearing feedback on this film!

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