Sorry about this dull photo. The sun doesn't get to my plot until after lunch!
I knew it would be warm today so I went to dig whilst it was shady. I dug about two square metres ..... four tub trugs of weeds and weed roots! It was rock solid so I watered copiously first, but it was still very hard going.
In the foreground you can see the next bit I will be digging. I dug out the big perennials from here this morning. A big daisy bush, and a huge old fennel plant. The roots of the fennel are still in the soil so there'll be a big effort needed there in a day or two.
In the background you can see my watered deep beds.The spuds I earthed up the other day are all through again....a miracle! I give the deep beds a soaking about three times a week. I worry that the tree roots will be taking all the water from the soil, and with no rain for 4 weeks at least, and none in sight, I don't want to lose my seedlings.
If you click on the photo to enlarge it you'll see my friendly blackird waiting for his "grub"!
After I got home I did a strim around the back garden raised beds and the rest of the Kitchen Garden. It looks better.
And I re-installed the pot collection, now planted up for summer, back by the front door.