Frogspawn, Sunshine and a Walk in the Garden

Went for a walk down to the pond and made a video on the way, as the sun shone and the birds sang…what a beautiful day! The lower pond is filled with Frogspawn…almost heaving really…I’ve never seen so much! Just recalling how a mere twelve years ago there was nothing here by wet, rushy ground […]

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Follow Your Bliss and the Universe Will Open Doors

Making a decision is always the most difficult part of moving forward. In deciding, one simply puts it out there, for the Universe to pick up. That is what I have done here at Bealtaine Cottage…the next move comes from that energy. The sale may, or may not happen…but the planting of trees will move […]

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A Year at Bealtaine Cottage…

Not in any particular order…pictures of the year that was… With the oven hot enough to bake a cake…my beloved Stanley Stove in the kitchen… Early morning mist sweeps up the valley… One of the Plum Trees laden with fruit… The moon rising over the gardens… Salix Contorta, or Twisted Willow, with Hag-Stones hanging from […]

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Bealtaine Cottage and Permaculture Gardens Photo Album 2012…February!

Looking back at the year…February photographs February was mild and the Daffodils in the gardens of Bealtaine came up without damage Ribes bushes throughout the gardens filled the air with a heady scent, enticing the Bees out from hibernation. Mizuna flourished in the tunnel, providing a green salad for the table throughout the winter months. […]

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Willow Fedges, Arches and Fairy Woods

It’s evening here at Bealtaine Cottage. The sun is setting in the west and there’s a mild chill in the air. I have been cutting back some of the wild summer growth and the sunlight can now reach areas where there was only heavy shade. The dappled light covers the standing stone on the bank […]

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A Walk in the Permaculture Gardens Makes All Better!

After listening to the radio this morning, which I should not have done, I had to seek solace and sanity in the gardens. I will not go into what it was that upset me, but like most of you who read this blog, you can put a fair guess that it had something to do […]

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The Water Garden at Bealtaine Cottage

Just pictures today…of the Water Garden here at the permaculture smallholding. This is the Lower Pond in the Bog Garden. It is a haven for wildlife…sitting by the Lower Pond on a summer evening surrounded by dragonflies is one of the pleasures to be enjoyed after work. The ponds, for there are two, are filled […]

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