I've read/heard about Hugle beds to deal with dry climates. I'm wondering how they would work in a wet climate? I'm in Nova Scotia (Canada) and I have a slightly sloped area that was total cleared for construction. It is clay subsoil and ends up with a lot of standing water. This spot gets good light and is where I'm hoping to get some fruit trees and bushes growing but I think the wet is too much. When I get time I was going to build a hugle bed uphill from the area thinking it would absorb some of the water and redirect it. In the process I would make use of some of the dead wood and build myself a nice planting bed.
Has anyone used hugle beds to deal with an area with too much water before?