We’ve just enjoyed a lovely week with teachers and students from Spectrum psychotherapy in London (http://www.spectrumtherapy.co.uk/). About mid-week the weather picked up and they were able to get out for walks and excursions in their afternoon breaks. We, of course, all rushed out into the garden to get some work done after the rain. Mel brought manure up to the veg plot and planted the squash, pumpkin and courgette plants the other night. Gail’s also been manuring ready for sweetcorn and planting out the pea and bean plants, some celeriac that Hilary has given us as well as her brassica seedlings. Steve’s weedathon continues!
Everything is feeling lovely and fresh after the rain. The apple blossom is looking exquisite and as the tulips begin to go over, they have opened out into another wonderful incarnation before finishing for the season.
We now have an open retreat here for Aro Tradition buddhists (http://arobuddhism.org) and are enjoying their company and their beautiful chanting. We haven’t seen them for a couple of years whilst they put energy into their own non-residential centre so it is lovely to have them back with us.
Here are some pictures of what’s going on in the garden at the moment. Steve discovered this little fellow whilst weeding under the barn windows. He was pretty un-camera-shy for a frog!
That’s all for now!
Mel & Steve xx
Poulstone Court Retreat Centre