On the veg plot, our reconstruction and clearing efforts have resulted in a new herb bed and two much larger beds bordered by new paths all around. The compost bins have been moved to a shaded spot behind the camera in this photo.
As an example of what this clearance work involves, here is a before and after pic of an area containing self seeded raspberries and nettles. The nettles will be finally cleared with weedkiller.
Digging out raspberries on a steep slope is not recommended!
The Robin enjoyed our efforts with lots of food provided for him. Next week will be planting week.