… I forgot. On Saturday I planted two courgettes given to me by a distant neighbour. Made two German Mounds using uprooted weeds from the allotment and some hedge clippings from my (home) neighbour as the nutrient base.
When I was taking the planks down to the allotment yesterday, I used a large bit of cardboard to stop them sliding out of the trailer forwards. Cut a hole in it and used it for mulch. Have had to anchor the edges down, and used bamboo canes sawn into 6″ pieces. Will see whether it’s robust! Alternatively, I can chuck some topsoil over.