Mad I know, but as I was taking some time off, the thing to do was obviously to work on my food forest in the height of summer. Thankfully, I had help from my friend Beau and together over a few days, we cleared the next area of the food forest and since then, I've been busy planting and weeding as the area starts to establish itself. The first thing we had to do was to remove all of this.
From there, we raked the soil to pick up any roots we'd missed and dug those out. Then we threw down lots of horse manure and watered it all in. Then we put down a thick layer of forest mulch and watered again. And lastly, I've then went around and planted, and planted.
The other thing to think about when your making a forest is to put in a few paths. So you can see in the photo above that I've extended on of the paths I'd already built further down the swale. But I've also put in a new pathway at the top. And you can see the swale below it as well.