Tried to get onto the site in early Feb, but the ground was frozen with a coating of snow.
Two weeks later and the temperature had risen by about 12'C. the ground was soft and the nettles were showing signs of life! No sign of the bracken yet.
Started to clear the roots before they start to sprout, but looking at the size of the plot I decided to cover part of it with black plastic to suppress the growth until I can get round to it.
This pile is the roots from the top 20% part of the plot. It is going to take a while to work through the whole plot and remove all the roots.