Being brought up, as a child in a terraced house without a garden, I have often wondered where my passion for Mother Earth, growing, gardening and the environment emerged from.
I’m still thinking about that!
What I wanted to share with you today encompasses an afternoon’s work here at Bealtaine Cottage.
Well, this afternoon I opened up a completely new path through the trees and shrubs planted over the years, into a beautiful world created by Mother Earth and nurtured by me through many seasons.
Today, the inner voice I share with her drew me down into the Fairy Wood, slowly cutting a path into a very special part of this land.
She has been left alone, protected by brambles and branches to create something very beautiful and exquisite.
The tree is an old ash which had been coppiced.
When a tree is coppiced, not only does one get a massive amount of wood for the stove, but the tree sends up multiple shoots, which in turn become trees, like this.
The stones around the base are now deep in moss.
Primroses and Ferns have naturalized in the woodland earth.
Lords and Ladies adorn the base of the tree in red jewels.
I just had to share this amazing little path with you.
Mother nature is just amazing and re-generative!
Ten years from rushy, monoculture field to magical, permaculture woodland!