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A Walk through the Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage on the Last Day of Bealtaine

Under the kitchen window

Mayflower and meadowsweet

Pond at bealtaine cottage

willow arches, dogwood and beech

Bog garden at Bealtaine cottage

willow and birch grow together

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Pond garden at bealtaine Cottage

crossing the pond

bog garden of bealtaine

Pond in May at Bealtaine Cottage

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bird and bee house at bealtaine cottage

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Sweet Cicely in bloom at Bealtaine Cottage

Poppy in flower at Bealtaine Cottage

Around the cottage of Bealtaine

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Stop for a coffee at Bealtaine Cottage

I have grown all of my Blackcurrant bushes from seed or cuttings!
I have a surplus of Blackcurrant cuttings at the moment and these are offered for sale at this link…
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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!

7 thoughts on “A Walk through the Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage on the Last Day of Bealtaine

  1. I am so sorry for your sweet, pretty girls and for your sadness. We are thinking of you and your magical space with our hearts.

  2. Lovely pictures! I am in awe of the amount of work you put in there! I was about to comment on how happy the chooks looked when I read of your tragedy. Really really sorry to hear that.

  3. Oh no! I am SO sorry to hear about your poor girls! I know Mr. Fox has to eat but it is still heartbreaking. And the girl that is left must be traumatized. Not to mention you, coming home to find them missing. I have heard you can get dogs who will guard hens, the ones who also guard sheep. I am not sure of the details. Thinking of you. Patti

  4. I was left speechless by the beauty of your photographs…thinking about how you have created a little piece of heaven within the world discontent…I am sooo sorry that the discontent has reached within the confines of your beautiful little oasis. My thoughts are with you my friend.

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of your little ones. It is a constant worry that a fox will find them. My daughter had several groups of chickens and lost them all. She gave up keeping them in the end because it is so heart breaking. This year she had the fox sunbathing with it’s cubs in the garden where her chickens used to be. It is very difficult once the fox knows they are there, as they are relentless in their quest. A friend of mine witnessed a fox jumping up and down on top of her chicken house, trying to freak them into running out.

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