Yesterday I had the great pleasure of visiting Colette O’Neill’s gorgeous gardens at Bealtaine Cottage.
Colette and I have been corresponding for some years now (we’ve lost track of how many!) and so it was fantastic to be able to finally meet here in person and see her garden, which was a boggy monoculture with very poor soil 15 years ago.
I will be writing a more informative blog when I’m back home and on my computer (will be able to sort the 300 photos I took and share some here with you, then). For now, here are some that I have downloaded from my camera as a ‘taster’ and a link to the video Colette made of me.
My camera is a Canon EOS 6D mark ii, and I can connect wirelessly to it via some kind of magical technology and download photos but here in the gorgeous farm B&B in Co Cork where I am staying the WiFi’s a little slow, so I’ve just downloaded a few pics.
Colette’s cottage is a work of art too.
15 years ago this 3 acres of land was just a steep slope with poor soil and no trees. It is now an incredibly abundant paradise for all wild things. Here’s a little taster of the gorgeous garden Colette created – the work of one woman.
Colette has written several books which are available from her website and which I will be reviewing soon.
It is a gorgeous day – I’m off out exploring shortly. My son Ruairi is taking good care of my garden at home!