Yesterday, I shared with you my joy (though the joy might have passed you by as I was musing on other matters!) at getting rid of the final patch of weed-infested lawn from my back garden.
Today, I thought in the five minutes it would take for my coffee to brew I would test the patch for compaction. And great, soil firm but penetrable.
From past experience, I know that picking membrane and stones out of soil is physically not the most taxing of jobs. However, mud under finger nails just before I head off to a party is not the look I was hoping to acquire. And it is a tedious task, made more irritating in the knowledge that it did nothing to stop vegetation from infesting the area in the first place.
Anyway, I hope this is the last of the garden surprises from a past era. And the sun has come out!