The orchard, an area of my garden which had been used to stock bagged aloes is now undergoing a change.
Many years ago I had a visualization of such a space and now it is materializing.
The gravel mulch and plastic sheeting peeling away to reveal hungry soil and many shallow roots from the fruit trees.
I am proceeding with sheet mulching: sawdust , leaves and compost, to which I will introduce vermicompost and look forward to healthier mychorhizal soil.
The trees will receive attention and the spaces between will be cultivated with succulents , herbs and veg.
A time of development and productivity up ahead.