Well, a lot has happened and we're edging towards ship-shape! The pile of hedge clippings isn't burnt yet but it's tidy (there's tidy!), even despite the addition of an equal volume from my son's house. And it's all out of the manure bin, which is therefore ready to receive manure.
The shed roofing material (corrugated bitumastic sheets) has however been at the bottom of the manure bin for so long that it's started disintegrating and is NBG for the shed roof. So that has to be scrapped and Plan C started. Plan C will actually be much easier, involving manageable sheets of plywood (not heavy chipboard) well screwed down & covered in roofing felt. I hate using roofing felt; it's horrible stuff, but needs must. So I can see light at the end of the tunnel, which will be a blessed relief because for the last few months I've been seeing light through what remained of the shed roof.
And I actually did some productive work today, fitting some more vine eyes and tieing in the grape vines. So far they're looking good.
This year is just about letting them establish. Next year should see them going in the right direction, literally, with some pruning & training. Now there's a scary thought!