February in the Goddess Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland.

Work has continued unabated all this week. I managed to get a load of cardboard to begin mulching the problem bed over by the Lughnasadh Garden. Here I have laid the aboard and mulched with chipping from the garden shredder and laid another layer of cardboard. The progress is fairly rapid, with the exception that […]

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Garden in February (Part One)

The year in the garden is now well under way, as Mother Earth awakens in a very visible way…not that she ever slept! Coltsfoot is one of the first herbs to come into flower, for it flowers before it leafs and a very welcome sight this is! Bronze fennel, that most vigorous of herbs and also […]

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As Evening Approaches…

The evening approaches… Taking Jack out for a walk was pleasant as the air was still and warm. One of the first real signs of Spring is birdsong…excessive birdsong…morning, noon and evening! The gardens here at Bealtaine are taking on some extraordinary colours as the spring proceeds. White, cream, shades of pink and amber…all these […]

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The Life Force that is Spring…

The morning is damp. This has been one of the wettest winters on record! The earth is water-logged! Despite this, the spring is coming in fast… Kerria is just starting to bud, it will be a couple of weeks and full bloom will show. Catkins are making a fine show on many of the willow […]

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