This afternoon was dull but rather warm so we were able to get on with things outside. Most of the vegetable beds are now dug!
Meanwhile, I did some clearing in the forest garden. We are going to get it ready so we can build the chicken coop at the weekend. There are some beautiful shrubs in there already but they have become very overgrown.
The area for the chicken coop is now more or less clear, though there is still some more vigorous cutting back to be done in other parts of the orchard/ future forest garden.
Clearing back the shrub layer a bit will allow us to use the existing gravel paths once a lot of the grass below the trees is given over to growing and it will also allow us to create the lower layers you would expect to see in a forest garden.