Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage in February

Stone Circle at Bealtaine Cottage

The strength of the sun shining on the stone circle is quite powerful.

No need to wear a coat today as I work in the permaculture gardens.

Frost that had settled on the roof of the cottage during the night dissipated early as the sun rose and illuminated the trees.

re-cycled tile floor in Bealtaine CottageAt this time of year the change in the seasons can be quite dramatic as the sun warms the interior of the cottage, making the need for  a fire to be set in the stove unnecessary.

Euphorbia at Bealtaine CottageNear the back of the cottage, Euphorbia begins to make a show.

The yellow and lime green aliens will be making an appearance very soon!

This is the time to sow seeds and chit early potatoes, so there’s lots of work in the tunnel.

There’s heaps of Willow still to be cut.

Woolen gloves, hand knitted at Bealtaine CottageI’m busy indoors knitting finger-less gloves for sale in my Etsy shop.

To order only…already knitting a pair for a friend who has coveted these…they are immensely warm!

As well as that I am sorting through my extensive library…books are taking over the cottage, so it may be time to offer some for sale in the Etsy shop.

Rhubarb in a permaculture gardenRhubarb is making progress and a crumble looks to be fixed on the March horizon!

Willow wigwam in a permaculture garden in FebruaryI made a willow wigwam the other day and put up a short video about it on YouTube.

This one will be used to support beans in one of the potager beds this summer.

Now is the time to plant willow in your garden!Full Moon at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture

Last night was a full moon and it was very cold…a reminder for me to close the doors of the tunnel before it gets dark!Bealtaine Cottage Kilronan Mountain in Feb

And looking forward to another beautiful morning in this special time before the Equinox.

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  1. What a beautiful moon! It was far too overcast to view here.
    The gloves do look tremendously warm.Very practical too.

    My lovely Bealtaine cottage seeds arrived today 🙂 Can’t wait to plant them!


    Delighted to hear that the seeds have arrived. I have posted out over 120 packets so far…can’t quite get over how popular they have got. back out to cut willow. The sun is shining and the day is great!
    Blessings from all at Bealtaine Cottage

  2. I always enjoy your blog entries You inspired me to start a blog of my own.Thank you x
    And what a beautiful blog it is too…gorgeous pics and adorable pets…more power to you!
    Blessings from all at Bealtaine Cottage

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