An update on the new orchard at Bealtaine Cottage…the mulch is holding well and the little fruit trees are all bearing leaves and a little blossom too!
The ground beneath the mulching is layered with seaweed.
A new path has been created using shreddings from the garden waste and stones dug out from the ground.
A membrane for the path has been cut from builders material, that was on it’s way to a landfill, before I hi-jacked it!
Blackcurrant bushes are ready to be planted underneath the trees and flowers beneath those.
The main drive is to ensure succession planting for the bees.
If this is put into place, then all will be abundant and fruitful!
Meanwhile other work is under-way…re-planting the Potager beds and spreading compost.
About to open at Bealtaine Cottage
Perennial poppies are about to open…these are red and white flowers and quite unusual.
And all this despite the early summer thunderstorms and incessant rain!
Wind Spiral on Willow arch in the permaculture gardens today
Geranium , Bamboo and Willow holds back the Ground Elder…there seems little point in trying to get rid of it as planting equally insistent plants appears to hold it in check!
Yellow Dogwood in the evening sun at Bealtaine Cottage
The evening sun illuminates the gardens and all is still…the prelude to further thunder storms apparently!
Cotoneaster caught in the glare of the evening sun in the permaculture gardens at Bealtaine Cottage
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!