Yellow flag irises bloom less than a shelterbelt of willows by a significant pond at the Harty-Hitching property in Co Clare.
“Most farmers wouldn’t be as well keen on the yellow flags mainly because livestock won’t eat them but I love them below,” Féidhlim Harty states with a smile. He then explains: “These tall wetland plants have evolved around millennia to filter drinking water that flows via the roots, so they are excellent for my work.”
The environmental consultant has additional than two a long time of working experience in doing work with reed beds and other eco-helpful sewage treatment methods.
He and his spouse are renovating the 1930s cottage applying eco-welcoming products
Harty started off out building reed mattress systems, manufactured wetlands and willow filters. He now focuses a lot less on eco-welcoming sewage style and design and much more on waterway rewilding, building farm scale buffer zones where by wildlife