When we bought our house, it came with a couple of large, square beds at the far end. These have been great for growing a variety of veg but the one nearer the house has an apple tree against the fence on one side and it has become apparent that, for much of the year, you can’t use the path on that side of the bed nor can you pick the fruit without either risking breaking branches or standing on whatever is growing in the bed.
Today I got round to the long overdue task of reducing it from a square to a rectangle – much more easily done now, when the soil is quite dry, than waiting until later, when it might well be wet again. It wasn’t entirely easy but, with the application of a few tools and bit of problem solving, the job is now done. Now to get back to harvesting more apples!