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Early Spring around Bealtaine Cottage…

Spring is making an early entrance into the west of Ireland. 

Euphorbia is developing it’s flowers…we could see an early display of flowers. 

Over recent days I have spread 3 tons of local gravel. When I bought this old cottage almost 8 years ago, there was a need for a road into the land. Bealtaine sits back on the hill about 150 metres back.

Gravel is an excellent medium for a lot of plants to grow through, like the Valerian emerging here along the back of the Eco-Lodge. Rubus edges the path in a natural fashion and determines the size of the path, thus saving gravel spread.


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

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