We've had some rain...
And I've made some progress, in no small part due to the efforts of my glamorous assistants, L and D. Here they are, looking proud with our mess of tools after a long day yesterday:
The crappy plastic that encouraged weed growth has been replaced with weedproof gauze in the hope that it will kill and weaken the nasty blighters so that I can weed gently once I've nurtured the two finished beds! Yes, that's right, two large beds are finished and full of onions, garlic, shallots, pumpkins, sweetcorn, beans, and Audrey2 the courgette. It's all very exciting. Look, it looks like a proper plot, if only it wasn't for the weeds:
Meet Audrey2 - I'll try to track her progress, she doesn't look too happy at being outside and left to fend for herself for a while: And here are three beans around a sweetcorn, at an attempt at 3 sisters planting with two pumpkins either side. I don't think I've really got the idea of it all. Close up of a bean:
And the best pumpkin. He's had lots of water and the soil under the surface is far better quality, I promise.