The weather is about to break…we are expecting thunder storms!
The earth is dry and the well is low.
Thunderstorms and rain, lots of rain, will be very welcome indeed!
It’s eight years since I laid this floor, bit by broken bit and I decided to give it a facelift of sorts, by simply colouring in the cement using some green masonry paint, sponged on and then wiped off the tiles…it has made the floor look good and the cost was zero!
The garden is sheer abundance at the moment!
Everything is growing and flourishing.
The vegetable bed I started on Sunday, is now extended even further and planted up as I go.
I can pop out with a torch and remove slugs…easily.
Having vegetable beds near the cottage, makes taking care of these precious plants easy!
This is how permaculture works…easy!
The Willow hoops are working great, keeping the cats away…they scowl as they pass!
Planting lettuce, which grow fast and have a short time in the bed, between plants like cabbage and cauliflower, makes perfect sense, helping to keep the weeds down.
I will whitewash the stones when the bed is completed.
The Valerian has grown up around this old bicycle, affording it an arty look…sometimes the natural evolution of a piece of junk takes on a beauty all of it’s own!
14 years of Goddess Permaculture at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland...drop in, power up!
Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer and teacher who has devoted the past 14 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process.
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