planting up the love mandala

  • I started to plant up today 29/06/16.
  • this is the heart in the east, so far it has elecampane , surrounded by calendula.(marigolds)

new mandala garden

  • At last i started my new mandala garden after a 25 year gap. since the glastonbury permaculture area days….. on our own “first base”, which myself and four of my five children bought last june 2015.after many years of envisioning it finally manifested within 6 miles of where we live .
  • On the  1st year , anniversary  14/04/16 of  seeing the land   a group of  polish landscape architecture students  came to help begin the new mandala garden.
  • we have since had a couple of days with a few volunteers to get the mandala into shape,
  • The actual design is  developing  differently on the land from the drawing i did .  As with  the first mandala i have based it on the directions of the medecine wheel, of  native american hopi tradition with
  •   north being the direction of the air element, colour white.
  •    south ..element  water.. colour red.
  •   west  element earth colour black.
  •   east ..element fire colour yellow.
  •   The directions in between relate  to the shields of the grandmothers circle .
  •   north east ….medecine woman  
  •   south east …midwife
  •     south west..shaman  
  •    north west..death
  •    and today at the end of june i have started to plant it up.!!