This year was 5 years since we began. There were a few successes, and a few failures too. The greywater system blocked up and needed changing. There were still things to plant and space to fill. Got rid of another few metres square of couch grass. Also removed a large gum tree, which although gave some awesome summer shade – grew at an incredible pace (8m in just 3 years), yet was totally unsuitable* for an edible landscape – so it had to come out.
*Eucalyptus trees suppress other plants, and suck the moisture out of a very large area. This one was also going to grow to a huge height. We gained a yield of firewood and leaf mulch though.