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 in) long and have a somewhat wrinkled texture. Plants attract a lot of activity from insects that feed on the nectar produced by the flowers.
This clump grows well beneath the Copper Beech tree and wedged between it and the Apple tree. I recently mulched around the area with cardboard and straw in oreder to clear some ground for planting out this Autumn.
I once spent Autumn in Toronto in Canada and that was definitely the most gloriously colourful place ever for that season…it took my breath away!
Roses, Willow and Copper Beech…some of my favourite plants. I must take lots of cuttings this Autumn and grow these Roses on! I took some last year and they all did well!
Why is it that plants like to be together? They obviously thrive well like this! Perhaps they are aware that they are not alone…
The white Buddleia near the Barn is coming into bloom. Soon the Butterflies will be around and about!
Hi im looking for any permaculture or Organics course in Sligo or the local area for my girlfriend, i just moved to Sligo to start at the IT, but cant find anything for the GF to keep her days busy and happy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Hi there Marcus!
I don’t know of any courses running at the minute…but the IT in Sligo would be able to put you in touch with one or two.