The plum, fig, apple and pear trees, not forgetting the berry bushes, have all produced a bumper crop. It seems the overdue pruning of the fruit trees undertaken last year, has had its effect. And the vegetable organic garden keeps on providing.
The gardens have been very, very generous. We are trying to use as much of the crop as we can but the fruit trees are going to provide more than Poulstone can use or store!
Summer at Poulstone has seen a steady number of retreats but the autumn months will be busy with retreats and additional tasks. We are also planning an update to the website, installation of a new fire alarm system for the house, a review of the flower beds, a review of our recycling policy and to publish it and to make further additions to our popular cook book. This should keep us all busy!
Emma, Jess and Kaushik are leaving Poulstone for University. They will be missed but we all wish them success in what will be an exciting period for them. So, if anybody wishes to volunteer their time at Poulstone or to work at Poulstone, please let us know.