Our stay was amazing. We loved it. I was toying with the idea of making a little home in the old willow tree, to stay forever . There were masses of visitors. At one point we had a bus load in from London! At first it was a bit bonkers, but we met some really interesting people, and it was wonderful to see and hear their reaction to the space and discuss thoughts of a possible future. We also had repeat little visitors so that was good: my two had lots of play mates. It has given us a lot to think about.
We put the soil in the bed, and were kindly donated some plants from the allotment. I also put more seeds in the covered beds so they need a good water and planted a load of herbs by the veggie garden. We built a herb-drying rack too – the grounds of Compton Verney are full of wild herbs, so makes sense to use them! Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to stay, it really was something special and a far cry from our life in the town. I have felt like opening the door and welcoming people in off the street for a chat though!