The start of my birthday break. I just went down for the morning today and got the entire ledge weeded. There was lots of nettle – with very long, spreading roots – and an amount of bindweed to get rid of. There shouldn’t be too much mulching to do, as there’s still lots of compost there.

The compost heap has been disturbed an amount and more has been kicked down the back by the shed again. So I guess the rat is still around.