We start with a bed which isn't that weed filled as it has been in prior years. Showing that previous additions of manure, compost and mulch have done the job. The weeds come up easily and the lamb's sorrel is now fading under the constant bombardment of garden compost and lime. Lamb's sorrel is a lover of farmland soil, lover of the acidic and this is the first signs our soil is slipping toward the alkaline thanks to additions of green manure over winter.
The soil is also lovely and friable. This isn't surprising, this part of the garden had all the old turf stacked here and it rotted down into lovely loam and the soil which was once a few inches before you hit sandstone is now around twelve inches deep in parts and a fork slides easily into it. If you could, you'd spread it on your toast and call it chocolate spread.