The tree in the middle is a Purple Beech.
It’s hard to believe that this place was just rushy monoculture land 7 years ago.
Yet, it is just this possible to turn poor land around and re-invest fertility to the soil.
Trees are Nature’s way of doing that.
Permaculture intensive planting is the way forward.
The Pine tree is only 7 years old, from a seedling and it is giving cones already!
Three acres of poor land have been turned around in a relatively short space of time to create a very productive, edible landscape and sheltered habitat.Perennials are the ones you don’t have to bother about too much…Michaelmas Daisies on the right, Sedge to the left and a self-seeded perennial coming up in the middle…Birds, bees and insects all benefit from the transformation from monoculture to permaculture. Yellow Loosestrife and Blue Geranium, perennials that push their way into beauty every year, never mind the grass and weeds, they will do their thing regardless!Roses are in bloom on the veranda…it really amazing just what will grow in this once desolate looking place…have a look at the “before” pictures on this blog.
When I first seen Bealtaine Cottage in May 2004, I did not see desolation, I saw abundance…the first step in living one’s self-sufficient, permaculture dream in Ireland!
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