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Amida's Healing Garden-ning


Amida's Healing Garden-ning

Creating gardens of peace, healing and harmony

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Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2015

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Amida France Garden 19 August 2010

Started by Dharmavidya. Last reply by Padmaghosa Tony Danford Aug 26, 2010. 8 Replies

What makes a healing garden?

Started by Padmaghosa Tony Danford. Last reply by dean haywood Aug 16, 2010. 12 Replies

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Comment by Sujatin on February 3, 2015 at 11:24

A good idea. Also I'm just up the hill above the gorgeous Branklyn Garden :: so, when that re-opens, I can go and see what's flourishing there. Also (I gather from the previous house owner, who built this garden from scratch) the trainee gardeners there are more than happy to advise.

Comment by Sujatin on February 3, 2015 at 10:52

I'm re-visiting this group, having moved to a house with a wonderful garden. I'm going to have a huge amount of learning - and some work - ahead of me this year as there's so much I don't know - about plants, what's actually in the garden (and it may take a year to see what emerges), how to look after a pond, what will grow and thrive this far north. At the moment my garden activities involve feeding the birds, which are learning that I have a soft spot for them and are spreading the news!

Comment by Padmaghosa Tony Danford on August 23, 2010 at 15:03
Our polytunnel tomatoes are particularly delicious this year - if you get a chance to have a poly, go for it - if only to grow Sungold tomatooes, which are veritable Pureland tomatoes! Rachel, well done with the beans - ours haven't been too good this time, for some unknown reason.
Comment by richard meyers on August 23, 2010 at 14:46
Just think of it as a condiment!
Sounds like a feast and a half. My wife Ruth planted some broad beans this year for a change. I'd not eaten them since I was a kid and thought I didn't like them. What a great year for blackberries this has been. Sadly at an end locally, we've had them for breakfast in cereal, in crumble with icecream and Ruth worked them into 8 jars of jam which ought to last till next year.
What a bunch of ascetics we all are in Amida!
Comment by Rachel on August 23, 2010 at 14:23
after a lot of hard work carrying water over the summer, we sat down to a meal made totally from produce off the allotment. Veg curry, (fresh chillies, but bought other spices) made with onions, tomatoes, cauli, braod, french, runner beans courgettes and potatoes, followed with blackberries and cherries preserved earlier, oh and a cheat, I had some ice cream. delicious
Comment by richard meyers on October 4, 2009 at 15:30
Just a further thought re 'What makes a garden healing?'

More than anything else I think getting down to some work in your garden and stopping now and then for a cup of tea.
Also working alongside a good friend in the garden, exchanging thoughts occasionally on the work at hand. Sitting back at the end with that langourous feeling. Nothing like it.
Comment by richard meyers on September 27, 2009 at 18:17
At last the motivation and the opportunity - we made a start this afternoon in the garden at Amida London (Sukhavati - a lot to live up to with a name like that!)already it's beginning to take shape, with the little kuti house at the end it has so much going for it. Ruth and I in the heat of an indian summer laboured away for 3 hours and really enjoyed ourselves. Modgala is away.. will it be a pleasant surprise when she gets back.. or have we been too drastic? What a chance to create something beautiful. It was Ruths first visit and would really like to help out again in the future.
Comment by Amy Domestico on June 19, 2009 at 1:50
Enjoying rain here in the east, more rain = less having to water new grass and garden gardening tips tonight!
Comment by Padmaghosa Tony Danford on April 9, 2009 at 21:32
Richard, that's a great suggestion for a new forum topic so I'll formulate a discussion post and we'll see where it takes us.
Comment by Modgala Duguid on April 9, 2009 at 15:12
Growing veggies? Herbs, colours....mmm quiet corners....

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