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The Ascent

Beaten earth floor in ploytunnel at Bealtaine Cottage

This is the latest idea I have put to the test and it works…a beaten earth floor in the polytunnel, that can be swept and kept clear of weeds without any covering!

It has been dug out to the subsoil and the waste piled onto the beds to raise them even further.

The beaten floor also acts as a heat conductor to the earth under the beds.

I thought that this was worth sharing with you all!

Bealtaine Cottage blue skiesSpring continues its’ rise up through the earth as more and more gaps are filled in the garden…it’s like a painting by numbers picture!

Propagator at Bealtaine CottageI have got the little propagator out of the shed and cleaned it down, before sowing seven little tubs of seeds.

Ox-eye daisy at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture GardensThis year I shall save many more seeds from a wider variety of plants, especially wild flowers, like this beautiful Ox-eye daisy!

Bealtaine CottageThe days are longer now, with light fading at around 9pm.

early morning at Bealtaine Cottage We are on the ascent to Midsummer, about 11 weeks away.

This is a glorious time of the year…full of promise!


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