Since 1) discovering the concept of a forest garden and 2) changing my front lawn into a garden proper, I have been looking forward to this day. In only one and a half years, the heuchera near the apple tree had more than doubled in size and thus was taking up more and more of the food-growing space. The bees love it, however.
The original attraction had been the fact that it is evergreen (well, not green, though the leaves are turning more of that colour as autumn progresses). I had planned on the back of the garden having colour over the winter months, but then the strawberries provide plenty of green on the ground now.
Anyway, the spot allocated for it in the front garden was now ready. After putting down the first round of cardboard and manure in January, I had been disappointed to see grass still coming through. So, down went more cardboard and mulch. And what I hadn’t realised until today was that the cardboard had had a covering of plastic, which undoubtedly sorted the grass out good and proper.