I had planned to dig over the grass on the other side of the black weedmatting to make an L shaped strawberry bed - but as it turned out, the ground was basically frozen solid. It's usually quite sandy, but I couldn't get a fork in the soil you see here. I decided that I'd stop after the hour because If I couldn't even dig the soil, what chance would the new strawberry runners have?
|new strawberry bed - after|
|New strawberry bed - before|
If you noticed the clump of grass under the tree, well it was pure evil! It had grown on top of some carpet I couldn't see, but after I found that, I was slowly trying to pry it free and managed to bend my fingernail back a bit further than they are designed to go ;-(
This is where the cold came in handy - didn't hurt quite as much as it might have, and I think my blood was actually frozen). I did win eventually, me 2 v 1 grass. I just want sympathy! Here's how big the clump was.....
|the wounded finger|
|evil clump of grass gone|