Permaculture at the Cottage.

SWEET JOE PYE A perennial, growing near the apple tree pictured in previous blog, it grows tall and flowers quite soon as you can see.¬† Otherwise known in Latin as Eutrochium Purpureum is a clump forming plant. it can grow to 2 metres high…wow, indeed it does too! The leaves grow to 30 cm (12 […]

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Permaculture Notes from Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium ), a member of the sunflower family, has been used for centuries in European folk medicine. This sweet smelling flower is commonly associated as a remedy for headaches, arthritis, and fevers. The name Feverfew is derived from the Latin word for fever…febrifugia, meaning, fever reducer! It grows really easily from seed, self-seeding […]

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