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How To Build Your Own Polytunnel!

The polytunnel at Bealtaine Cottage has stood for eleven years, retaining it’s structure extremely well and providing all year round space for growing food. The plastic remains “as tight as a drum,” as any visitor to Bealtaine Cottage gardens will attest to. 39 more words


Permaculture Garden

Tonight’s Podcast from Bealtaine Cottage is all about  building a polytunnel, pruning shrubs, taking cuttings and preparing your tunnel for winter.

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March Progress in the Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage

Arabica in flower today around the raised stone bed.

This beautiful, perennial flower was originally planted as a little cutting in the raised bed, underneath the Cotoneaster, but escaped and is on the run…long may it remain free! 250 more words


The Magic of Herbs

 Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow. In this video, I show you some of the Herbs I grow in the tunnel.

Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases spiritual usage. 103 more words


Spring Wells and Straw Paths

Up early this morning and climbed the hill at the back of Bealtaine Cottage to visit the well.
It’s a spring well and feeds water to the cottage via simple gravity…the well being further up the hill than the cottage! 278 more words


A Life in the Country ~ Daily Permaculture Video Diary

Tomatoes and Pumpkins continue to ripen in the tunnel. Bramley cooking apples are yet to be harvested…the last of the apples! The sun shines and work in the gardens continues apace…