It was important for us to enjoy the space and to have a good working environment. The area appeared to be the remains of an old greenhouse that had long gone but a massive amount of smashed glass covered the area. We raked a huge amount up but aside from sieving the soil we decided to cover it and use as a hard standing. We have planted some of the area with nectarines and peaches along the front edge of the remains of the greenhouse wall and kiwis and figs along the back wall using the existing wires
Re-establishing edges to paths made sense for the immediate entrance, somewhere to sit, have lunch and appreciate the garden was an added benefit.