Hello there and thanks for the good wishes. We are lucky because the soil is lovely and as long as the sun hasn't been too hot it does break up easily. That said the weather has been awful here lately, so much rain I think what plants I have managed to rescue have been beaten down this week-end.
I am trying to just work my way one section at a time, we have been decorating and refurbishing bedrooms this last two weeks so only just about managed to keep on top of dead heading and fresh weeds but, hopefully, if it stops raining so hard I will have a go at the next flowerbed this week. My husband just keeps saying "you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time" - he is just trying to keep me calm, but I am so conscious of how fast everything grows I hate how long it takes just to clear a little patch.
That said, seems like we have it easier than you because at least only just last year it was a beautiful garden - just have to dig it out again!