Colette O'Neill, creative force at Bealtaine Cottage… Ireland's Sustainable Living, Permaculture Lifestyle Practitioner, celebrating 12 yrs growing a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by Goddess-inspired Permaculture. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
Permaculture Cottage…Groups of Plants and Jack….
Jack has settled into Bealtaine very well and now runs around the cottage playing with anything he can steal…usually one of my socks, scarves or shoes…
Highly scented Buddleia, drooping under their own weight, hang down after the storms of recent days.
No butterflies as the weather has been so bad recently…hoping all that will change at the weekend when warmer days are promised!
Intense permaculture planting of Bamboo, Spirea, Horse Chestnut, Buddleia, Dogwood and Greengage, bullying and pushing weeds away from them…
More intense planting of Gunnera Manicata, Cherry and Ribes.
The permaculture gardens here at Bealtaine Cottage have lots of rain and like to pretend to be a rainforest!
Hypericum, Sedge, Pine and Beech, with Michaelmas Daisies coming slowly into flower, rather too early I think!
The tall pink plumes of the Spirea and the long lasting flowers of the Lysimachia Punctata make a lovely show despite the rain and wind!